A hot and sunny day with not a great deal to be seen on the land or sea. The best on offer were just two Pied Flycatchers and two Garden Warblers in the bushes and four Mediterranean Gulls and an Arctic Skua offshiore.
At least 12 Porpoises were feeding offshore along with two Grey Seals and a Common Seal.
Moth numbers continue to disappoint but did include a Palpita vitrealis, a Tawny Wave (the third Observatory record) and two Clay Triple-lines.
Another visit to look for rare orthoptera was very successful with eight Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets being found.
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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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