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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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29th May

It remains almost devoid of passage migrants with a Tree Pipit singing from the Privet Bush in the front garden of the Observatory being the highlight. Five Mediterranean Gulls flew east during the morning.

A Water Shrew was seen at the Long Pits, two Badgers were seen at the fishing boats and two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Three Grizzled Skippers and three Brown Argus were the best of still limited numbers of butterflies and the first Hairy Dragonfly of the year was also seen.