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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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30th June

Another day of heavy cloud and frequent rain. Not much to be seen other than two Mediterranean Gulls feeding offshore, an adult Yellow-legged Gull at the fishing boats and a Grey Heron heading out to sea. Black Redstarts continue to be seen/heard around the Power Station.

The Audiomoth nocmig recorder was deployed overnight and picked up singles of Little Ringed Plover, Curlew, Common Sandpiper and Green Sandpiper fly over.

Four Porpoises were feeding offshore.

The moth traps continue to produce only small numbers but last night's catch included a nice surprise in the form of a Clouded Buff - only the third to be caught at the Observatory.

Clouded Buff Diacrisia sannio   Dungeness   30th June 2021