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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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5th May

There was a very small arrival of migrants on the land with the first Spotted Flycatcher of the spring along with six Willow Warblers, four Garden Warblers and a Sedge Warbler. Seawatching was very slow with just two Velvet Scoters and two Great Skuas of note.

Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

A 30-minute search of the moat produced one example of the very rare shieldbug Geotomus petiti.