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We are very pleased to be planning on opening the Observatory to visitors with numbers being limited because of shared facilities. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we will be requesting that you take a Lateral Flow Test (provided) before you first come in. The hides will be open for 'Friends of DBOT' from May 18th. However, The 'Rule of 6' applies and face coverings are still mandatory in the hides. Sanitiser and spray will be provided to clean down the handles and closures in the hide after you have used it.

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4th Aug

Very quiet on the land with just a handful of Willow Warblers of interest. The sea was also slow going with just a westerly trickle of Gannets, six Mediterranean Gulls and a few Sandwich and Common Terns. Two juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls were feeding at the fishing boats.

Four Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Very poor numbers in the moth traps but they did include our second record of Metalampyra italica. A couple of more or less full grown Hummingbird Hawkmoth larvae were found in front of the Observatory. A Lesser Emperor dragonfly was seen at the southern end of the Long Pits.