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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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18th May

A return to normality with just a Hobby and the breeding summer migrants to be seen on the land and a Pomarine Skua and two Arctic Skuas of note on the sea. 

Six Porpoises were feeding offshore.

The first Common Blue butterfly of the year was seen and a couple of Grizzled Skippers were also found in the Trapping Area. 

Elsewhere, a Red-rumped Swallow was flying over Lade North Pit for a short time this afternoon.