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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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19th July

With extreme temperatures it was not surprisingly very quiet on the bird front with just 15 Mediterranean Gulls offshore of note. 

With very high overnight temperatures the moth traps continue to provide plenty of note with yet another Dark Crimson Underwing, Brussels Lace, Orange Footman and a Gypsy Moth (third record from the Observatory traps).

Dark Crimson Underwing Catocala sponsa   Dungeness   19th July 2022
The fourth individual to be caught since 14th July.

A Southern Oak Bush-cricket was also caught in one of the traps.