The bird of the day was a Wood Warbler which spent a short time in the Moat around mid-day. A scatter of other migrants included a party of four Grey Herons, five Willow Warblers, a Grey Wagtail and three Yellow Wagtails.
Three Porpoises were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was also seen.
A Lesser Emperor dragonfly was seen at the northern end of the Long Pits and 25 Small Red-eyed Damselflies were gathered at the southern end of the Long Pits with several pairs in copulation and egg-laying. The highlight among the butterflies was a Clouded Yellow. A Hummingbird Hawk-moth was seen in front of the Observatory.
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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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