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We are very pleased to be accepting booking at the Observatory. 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'. 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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25th May

Very little to report on the bird-front today.

Mammals seen during the day included six Porpoises and a Grey Seal, a Stoat and a Brown Hare.

Butterflies included three Brown Argus and the first Black-tailed Skimmers of the year were also seen at the Long Pits.

A breeding bird survey inside the power station complex also produced two more colonies of Brassica Bugs and later in the day a small colony Lesser-streaked Shieldbugs Odontoscelis lineola and a Fallen's Shieldbug Arenocris falleni were found along the track to the Hanson Hide.
Lesser-streaked Shieldbug Odontoscelis lineola   ARC, RSPB   25th May 2017 

Fallen's Shieldbug Arenocris falleni   ARC,RSPB   25th May 2017