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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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16th Aug

Three Mediterranean Gulls and an Arctic Skua flew sea whilst overhead passage on the land included 120 Sand Martins, 12 Swallows, nine Yellow Wagtails and the first three Tree Pipits of the autumn. Grounded migrants were almost non-existent.

Five Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen on the land.

Moth-trapping overnight produced a Box-worm Moth of note while a short sweep netting session in the Observatory Garden resulted in five Southern Oak Bush-crickets being caught.