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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 June

Not a great deal to be seen in the way of migrants with just a flock of nine Mediterranean Gulls and a Buzzard offshore of note. Young Wheatears and Black Redstarts are starting to appear and young Stonechats are numerous across the area.

The Badger was seen again in the early hours and 15 Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

A late Grizzled Skipper was seen and two Rest-harrow moths were found during survey work inside the power station perimeter.

Elsewhere, the two Cattle Egrets and five Great White Egrets were seen on the RSPB Reserve again and the Hooded Crow was seen again at Greatstone but was surprisingly elusive.