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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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23rd July

A Common Treecreeper trapped in the Moat this morning was an unexpected highlight of the day. Land migrants were difficult to find but 50 Yellow Wagtails flew over. A spell of bread-throwing at the fishing boats in the afternoon produced seven juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls, 12 Mediterranean Gulls and five Turnstones.


Common Treecreeper Certhia familiaris   Dungeness   23rd July 2022

Six Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

The moth traps were fairly quiet but did produce a Channel Islands Pug and a Black Arches. A Dark Crimson Underwing came to over-ripe fruit put out in the garden. A Lesser Emperor dragonfly was seen at the north end of the Long Pits.