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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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13th July

Thirty Swifts passed through during the morning and three Mediterranean Gulls flew west in the evening.

Most of the morning was spent sorting through the moth traps were we ended up with a remarkable total of 178 species (plus a couple to be confirmed).  Despite the huge numbers there was actually not a great deal of migrant activity with highlights including the pyralids, Gymnancyla canella, three Evergestis limbata and six Sitochroa palealis, a Vestal, 20 Sussex Emeralds, our fifth record of Brussels Lace and our sixth record of The Fan-foot.

Brussels Lace Chleorodes lichenaria   Dungeness   13th July 2022