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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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7th July

A 3.5hr seawatch this morning produced three Fulmars, 258 Gannets, a Curlew and five Mediterranean Gulls of note. There was to report from the land.

Our regular Badger came into the garden in the early hours and four Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore. 

A Thresher Shark was also seen breaching on two occasions.

An early search for some of our rarer crickets proved surprisingly productive with four early-stage instar Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets being found.

Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket Phaenoptera falcata   Dungeness   7th July 2021
An early instar nymph and the earliest I have ever found. Body length is about 8mm.