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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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5th July

Fifteen Mediterranean Gulls were feeding offshore and 60 Swifts and a Yellow Wagtail flew over. The breeding Herring Gulls have had a tough time of things this year with concerted efforts within the power stations to discourage nesting and now the strong possibility that Avian Flu is having some effect with several chicks dying either directly or through the adults catching the disease.

Herring Gull Larus argentatus   Dungeness   5th July 2022
Two live chicks and three dead chicks in this image

.Five Porpoise were feeding offshore.

The best from the moth traps were nine Sussex Emeralds and two Drinkers but the highlight came when sweep netting in the trapping area during the afternoon produced two Six-belted Clearwings were caught. An unusually-marked Brown-tail moth was also captured..

Brown-tailed Euproctis chrysorrhoea aberration  Dungeness 5th July 2022