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Corona Virus Update

We are very pleased to be planning on opening the Observatory to visitors with numbers being limited because of shared facilities. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we will be requesting that you take a Lateral Flow Test (provided) before you first come in. The hides will be open for 'Friends of DBOT' from May 18th. However, The 'Rule of 6' applies and face coverings are still mandatory in the hides. Sanitiser and spray will be provided to clean down the handles and closures in the hide after you have used it.

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16th July

A Buzzard and an unseasonal Merlin were seen and a Redshank flew over. Two Common Sandpipers were feeding at Long Pits and in the evening a flock of 150 Sand Martins gathered. One Mediterranean Gull  was seen at the Patch.

The non-avian highlight was a Lesser Emperor dragonfly which was found and quickly caught in the Moat. Three early-stage nymph Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets were also found.


Lesser Emperor Anax parthenone   Dungeness   16th July 2021