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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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27th July

Most of the days coverage involved seawatching where over six hours of observations provided a Sooty Shearwater, two Balearic Shearwaters and three Manx Shearwaters, 22 Knot, 113 Kittiwakes, 90 Sandwich Terns, three Little Terns and an Arctic Skua of note. Four juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls were also feeding at the fishing boats.

Birds passing overhead included 580 Swifts and 170 Sand Martins.

Four Porpoise and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.