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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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24th May

The main interest was offshore again where following last nights gale there was a substantial movement of re-orienting seabirds. Of greatest note was a near record spring day total of 421 Manx Shearwaters along with 23 Fulmars, 690 Gannets eight Great Skuas and two Arctic Skuas. Fifteen House Martins also came in. A check of the Long Pits produced a Little Egret but very little else in the way of migrants.

Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

Butterflies included the first Wall Brown since 2014 as well as two Grizzled Skippers and two Brown Argus.