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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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With some of the regular observers cracking and diverting to Spurn for the day there was less coverage than normal but those that were present still turned up a few bits and pieces. Notable among these were an Osprey feeding at the Long Pits, a summer-plumaged Black-throated Diver flying west and a Short-eared Owl in the Desert.