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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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27th May

There was a little arrival of migrants during the morning with a Redstart and seven Spotted Flycatchers of note and a Buzzard and three Siskins flew over. The sea was very quiet but a one-hour watch this morning did produce a Little Ringed Plover. A family of Black Redstarts were feeding along the power station wall behind the seawatch hide.

Two Holly Blues were seen in the Old Lighthouse Garden and four Brown Argus were also seen.

Dragonflies have been very late to emerge this spring and numbers are still pitifully low but a Variable Damselfly was found at the northern end of the Long Pits.