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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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20th Sep

The wind had dropped this morning resulting in a small arrival of migrants in the bushes and an increase in visible migration. Numbers were provided by 35 Chiffchaffs, 13 Blackcaps and 15 Wheatears while a Kingfisher was seen at the Long Pits and a Merlin was hunting in the Desert. Overhead, 210 Swallows, five Grey Wagtails, a Tree Pipit, a Rock Pipit, six Redpolls, 525 Siskins and 24 Reed Buntings passed through.

It was quiet morning for the seawatchers with just 39 Brent Geese, four Teal, four Grey Plovers, five Mediterranean Gulls and two Great Skuas of interest.

Three Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen in the Desert. A small, Pipstrelle-type bat flew around the moat in the morning.

Two Large Coneheads were singing this evening.