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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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30th July

A day of strong to near-gale force westerly winds meant that most of the interest was offshore and where 9.25 hrs of observation included an excellent total of 21 Balearic Shearwaters. Other notable birds were 107 Common Scoters, 475 Gannets, 13 Whimbrel, 17 Mediterranean Gulls, a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, two Little Terns and four Arctic Skuas.

The only birds of note on the land was a large movement of 1500 Swifts head south and west over the area during the worst of the weather.

Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and a Badger came into the garden just after midnight.

One Sussex Emerald was trapped overnight.

A Cattle Egret was seen with the cattle in the fields between Boulderwall Farm and Hookers Pit.