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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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26th July

Not a great deal of coverage today. A two-hour seawatch in the early afternoon produced two Manx Shearwaters and eight Little Terns of note but not a great deal else.

Five Porpoises and singles of both Common and Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

At least five Small Red-eyed Damselflies were feeding and mating at the southern end of the Long Pits whilst the first female Tree Cricket of the summer was seen in the usual spot at the south-eastern corner of the trapping area.