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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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28th July

A windy day with prolonged heavy showers during the morning brought a bit of slow seawatching. Eight hours of watching produced just 191 Gannets, 29 Sanderlings, three Mediterranean Gulls and two juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls. A total of 67 Swifts and 36 Sand Martins also flew out to sea.

Tow Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

There were very few moths in the traps this morning but they did include our second Acrobasis tumidana of the year.