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We are very pleased to be planning on opening the Observatory to visitors with numbers being limited because of shared facilities. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we will be requesting that you take a Lateral Flow Test (provided) before you first come in. The hides will be open for 'Friends of DBOT' from May 18th. However, The 'Rule of 6' applies and face coverings are still mandatory in the hides. Sanitiser and spray will be provided to clean down the handles and closures in the hide after you have used it.

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31st May

Another cold, very windy and occasionally wet day restricted any serious observations to the sea and the Patch again. The first-summer Herring x Glaucous Gull was present all day and was joined by two Caspian Gulls (a first-summer and a second-summer) in the afternoon. The same Arctic Skua as yesterday, three Mediterranean Gulls, three Little Terns and two Black Terns were also feeding there along with 800 Common Terns

A Grey Seal was also seen.