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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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13th Aug

After a thunderstorm which arrived at 0130hrs it was hoped that a few migrants might be dropped but in the end only a Pied Flycatcher, a Whinchat, 12 Willow Warblers and six Wheatears were all that could be found of any note. Overhead passage was limited to a Little Ringed Plover, a Grey Wagtail and 15 Yellow Wagtails.

There was a slight improvement in the numbers of birds feeding offshore with a Sooty Shearwater, three juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls, four Little Terns and 17 Black Terns of interest.

The numbers of moths coming to the light-traps remains fairly low but did include only our third-ever Clouded Buff, an increasingly scarce Lesser Swallow Prominent, four Tree-lichen Beauty's and another Jersey Tiger. A Holly Blue butterfly was also of note.

Clouded Buff Diacrissia sanno, Jersey Tiger Euplagia quadripunctaria and a Lesser Swallow Prominent Pheosia gnomaon
At least 20 Porpoises were feeding in a flat calm sea this evening along with four Grey Seals.