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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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4th July

Two Yellow Wagtails and a Grey Wagtail flew over this morning and 40 Sand Martins were feeding at the Point in the afternoon.

The moths were quite busy this morning with including a Figure-of-80 (first record since 2011), our fifth Mottled Beauty, 14 Sussex Emeralds, our ninth record of Obscure Wainscot, a Bordered Straw, a Langmaid's Yellow Underwing  and our second Anania verbascalis of the year. In addition, although a very common moth here in the autumn this Feathered Brindle was a remarkably early record. 

Feathered Brindle Aporophyla australis   Dungeness   4th July 2022