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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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8th July

A gathering of 500 Sand Martins at the Point this evening provided plenty of entertainment and while there a Little Egret came in off the sea and a second-summer Caspian Gull came in to an offering of bread. Single Grey and Yellow Wagtails flew over the Observatory during the morning.

Sand Martins Riparia riparia   Dungeness   8th July 2022

Five Porpoises were feeding offshore and a Common Pipistrelle was feeding over the moth traps in the early hours.

Our third record of the micro Bisigna procerella was probably the best from the moth traps but a remarkable aberrant Single-dotted Wave ran it a close second.

Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidata   aberration   Dungeness   8th July 2022

 A nymph Southern Oak Bush-cricket was also caught in the moth trap.