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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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25th Aug

A Common Sandpiper flew west and five Mediterranean Gulls, a Great Skua and four Arctic Skuas flew east. A small arrival of migrants on the land included 15 Willow Warblers, a Garden Warbler, a Pied Flycatcher, two Whinchats and seven Wheatears while 45 Yellow Wagtails and a Tree Pipit flew over. 

Five Southern Oak Bush-crickets were found in the Observatory garden at lunchtime and an evening visit to the Trapping Area produced eight Large Coneheads and ten Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets and large numbers of singing Tree Crickets.

Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket Phaneroptera falcata   Dungeness   25th August 2021