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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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21st May

With a howling SW gale blowing all day seawatching was the only sensible option but even here it was slow going. Watching for 8.5 hrs produced a very notable total of 60 Manx Shearwaters and also a Great Northern Diver but very little else other than 32 Fulmars, nine Swifts and 13 House Martins.

A Grey Seal and three Porpoises were seen offshore and also a dolphin sp, thought most likely to be a Bottle-nose