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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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19th Aug

Still just a handful of Willow Warblers scattered across the Point and very little else in the way of migrants. The Patch was attracting plenty of gulls this morning and included an excellent total of 84 Mediterranean Gulls and also two juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls. A Black Tern passed through this afternoon.

Five Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Our second Cydia amplana and  of the autumn was caught in an otherwise fairly poor night.

Elsewhere, an Osprey showed well on the RSPB Reserve along with a Glossy Ibis and three Great White Egrets. There were lots of birds on Lade Sands including a Little Stint and 600 Mediterranean Gulls