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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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17th Aug

Despite the continuing general lack of birds on the land a Wood Warbler was seen in the Trapping Area along with 40 Willow Warblers, a Garden Warbler and two Spotted Flycatchers. and a distant Osprey flew over the area. Seawatching produced a Balearic Shearwater, two Black Terns and an Arctic Skua. A Greenshank flew over along with 35 Swifts, 50 Sand Martins, six Yellow Wagtails, a Grey Wagtail and a short-staying Corn Bunting

This evenings Orthoptera watch produced 11 singing Large Coneheads and 16 Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets in and around the Trapping Area.