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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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16th May

The highlight of the day was a Honey Buzzard which came out of the Trapping Area at 0920hrs and then flew rapidly east and out to sea with a few gulls giving chase. Four hours of seawatching produced just 22 Manx Shearwaters (flocks of 10 and 12), a Great Skua and two Arctic Skuas.

Ten Porpoise were feeding offshore and a Badger came into the Observatory garden again this evening.

Two Grizzled Skippers and the first Brown Argus of the year were seen.