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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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9th July

A Bee-eater was seen over the Point from the Observatory at 0900hrs and over the next 90 minutes or so it was seen on numerous occasions but was typically highly mobile. A Marsh Harrier, 50 Swifts, four Ravens, 250 Sand Martins and three Yellow Wagtails also passed overhead and 70 Mediterranean Gulls passed offshore.

The best from the moth traps were a Small Rivulet and13 Sussex Emeralds.

Sussex Emerald Thalera fimbrialis   Dungeness   9th July 2022