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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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17th May

Another perfect netting morning which failed to produce with just one Whitethroat caught in over four hours of netting. The highlight of the day was a Hawfinch which spent five minutes or so flying over the Trapping Area. A Spotted Flycatcher was also seen.

Six Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Five Painted Ladies were new arrivals but migrant moths were limited to a few Plutella xylostella.

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui   Dungeness   17th May 2022

Elsewhere, the Purple Heron (first seen on Sunday) gave good flight views at times on the RSPB Reserve.