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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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30th July

A nice and sunny day but very quiet on the migration front. The highlights from the sea were two Balearic Shearwaters this morning. Migrants on the land were mainly concentrated around the Long Pits with 60 Willow Warblers and a Sedge Warbler while 400 Sand Martins, a Grey Wagtail and five Yellow Wagtails passed overhead.

Ten Porpoise were feeding offshore. 

Another Lesser Emperor dragonfly was seen around the pumphouse area this morning and three Small Red-eyed Damselflies were also seen at the southern end of the Long Pits.