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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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6th July

There was a significant westerly movement of Mediterranean Gulls with at least 157 birds passing through. Thirty-five Sand Martins also flew around the Point and a Little Ringed Plover called over the Observatory after dark. It was also nice to see a juvenile Sandwich Tern feeding along the shoreline given the problems that terns are suffering due to Avian Flu.

A small mixed roost of gulls and terns on the beach at Dungeness   6th July 2022

Sandwich Terns   Sterna sandvicensis   Dungeness   6th July 2022 

A Porpoise was feeding offshore..

Moth trapping produced a Buff Arches, a Bordered Straw, two Saltern Ears and a Delicate. A Bloxworth Snout was flying around the Common Room in the Observatory this evening but steadfastly refused to be caught or photographed. 

Elsewhere, a Red-crested Pochard was seen on the ARC Pit along with three Glossy Ibis and three Cattle Egrets of note.