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Corona Virus Update

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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3rd May

After the seawatching riches of yesterday today was the complete opposite with just a Great Northern Diver, two Manx Shearwaters and a Great Skua seen in the first hour of daylight and then hardly a bird to be seen.
There was a small arrival of birds on the land with the highlight being a singing Wood Warbler at the Long Pits in the morning along with two Garden Warblers in the moat and a Whinchat in the Desert. 

Five Porpoises were feeding offshore. There was also quite a lot of Common Shrew activity in the trapping area.

One Grizzled Skipper was seen.

A Red-eared Terrapin was seen in the reed bed at the Long Pits.