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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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26th July

A Green Sandpiper which flew over the Observatory, six Mediterranean Gulls feeding offshore and an Arctic Skua were the highlights.

A Common Pipistrelle bat was flying around the Observatory in the early hours and a Grey Seal was seen offshore.

The best of the moths from the traps were the pyralid Acrobasis tumidana, 66 Yponomeuta evonymella, 62 Yponomeuta rorella, two Sussex Emeralds and The Ear Moth. Four Clouded Yellow butterflies were seen along the power station wall.

Acrobasis tumidana   Dungeness   26th July 2021