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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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19th August

A modest day of land birding, led by three Whinchats, a Spotted Flycatcher, three Wheatears and 25 Yellow Wagtails. Come the afternoon, Black Terns started pushing west offshore, with 159 all in, while a Balearic Shearwater, seven Little Terns and a Grey Plover headed the same way and at least four Arctic Skuas loitered.

A Grey Seal and a minimum of six Harbour Porpoises were noted at sea.

Three Hummingbird Hawkmoths were seen along the front of the power station.