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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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1st Aug

Heavy cloud and a fresh SW breeze brought a small arrival of migrants on the land with 15 Willow Warblers, a Sedge Warbler, 15 Reed Warblers and a Garden Warbler of note while 800 Sand Martins gathered at the Point in the afternoon. A Marsh Harrier, two Buzzards and eight Yellow Wagtails also passed overhead. The colour-ringed juvenile Caspian Gull and four juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls were feeding at the fishing boats.

Three Porpoises and a Grey Seal  were feeding offshore and a Badger visited the garden in the evening.

The moth traps were very quiet but six Hummingbird Hawkmoths, three Jersey Tigers and amazingly our seventh Dark Crimson Underwing of the year were seen during the day.

Dark Crimson Underwing Catocala sponsa   Dungeness   1st August 2022

An evening survey for orthoptera produced eight Large Coneheads, two Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets, a loud chorus of Tree Crickets and a Southern Oak Bush-cricket. In addition a Mediterranean Stick-insect was seen in the Observatory garden.