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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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4th July

Several checks of the sea today showed a small passage of Mediterranean Gulls with 14 birds seen and the first juvenile Yellow-legged Gull arrived at the fishing boats.

Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis   juvenile   Dungeness   4th July 2021

Six Porpoises were present offshore and appeared to be showing mating behaviour. A Grey Seal was also seen.

Porpoise Phoca phoceana   Dungeness   4th July 2021

Another Langmaid's Yellow Underwing was the best of a fairly small moth catch overnight.