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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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21st July

A quiet day on the land but 40 Yellow Wagtails passing overhead was a significant total for the date and a Grey Wagtail also flew over. An adult Cuckoo was seen in the Moat. A flock of at least three Little Ringed Plovers flew over in the early hours and 15 Mediterranean Gulls were seen offshore.

Fortunately it was an excellent night for moths with six traps set at the Observatory and in the Trapping Area catching at least Common Lutetstring208 species. Of note were our fifth Dark Crimson Underwing of the week, a Jersey Tiger, a Bordered Straw, a Starwort, a Dog's Tooth and two Delicates. Notable pyralids included Evergestis limbata, Euzophera pinguis and our third record of Dioryctria sylvestrella.


Dark Crimson Underwing Catocala sponsa  Dungeness   21st July 2022

Dioryctria sylvestrella   Dungeness   21st July 2022


Jersey Tiger Euplagia quadripunctaria   Dungeness   21st July 2022