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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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4th Aug

Seven hours of seawatching during the day produced three Balearic Shearwaters along with two Grey Herons, 11 Shelducks, 30 Mallard and 188 Sandwich Terns along with a steady flow of Sand Martins going out to sea. A juvenile Marsh Harrier and a Golden Plover flew over the trapping area and a Merlin, four Willow Warblers and three Yellow Wagtails were also seen.

Six Porpoise and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore and another Thresher Shark was seen breaching on a couple of occasions..

Highlights from the moth traps were a Pine Hawkmoth, a Sussex Emerald and another Loxostege sticticalis

Three Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets were found and a few swishes of a sweep net produced 50 nymph Tree Crickets. 

The pyralid moth Loxostege sticticalis and a Pine Hawkmoth Hyloicus pinastri