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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

The best of the morning seawatch were three Balearic Shearwaters along with 305 Gannets, 53 Kittiwakes, a Mediterranean Gull and an Arctic Skua. There was a small arrival of migrants on the land with 13 Willow Warblers of note.

Five Small Red-eyed Damselflies were seen at the Long Pits.

The moth traps at the Observatory produced the pyralid Gymnancyla canella, a Sussex Emerald and a Langmaid's Yellow Underwing but the best moth came from additional traps set in the trapping area in the form of the rare migrant pyralid Loxostege sticticalis