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At Dungeness Bird Observatory we take security of your data very seriously. The data we hold is kept securely on a password protected device and we never pass on any information to a third party. For more information please read our Data Policy available here.

Corona Virus Update

We are glad to say that the Observatory is now clear and visitors are very welcome. We are very pleased to be accepting bookings at the Observatory. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we may request that you take a Lateral Flow Test (provided) before you first come in. The hides will be open for 'Friends of DBOT'. However, we would request that you continue to observe safe practises and sanitiser and spray will continue to be provided to clean down the handles and closures in the hide after you have used it.

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25th July

A dank, dreary morning produced 420 Swifts, 33 Sand Martins and 36 Swallows  heading mainly east. The bushes were almost devoid of migrants but a Great Spotted Woodpecker was seen.

A Common Pipistrelle was flying around the Observatory and a Grey Seal was feeding offshore.

The highlight on the moth front was a superb  Dark Crimson Underwing caught by a holidaying moth-er on the Point overnight.

Dark Crimson Underwing Catocala sponsa   Dungeness   26th July 2021