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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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20th Aug

There was a bit of visible migration with 650 Sand Martins, nine Yellow Wagtails and three Grey Wagtails passing through during the morning while after dark two Dunlin and a Green Sandpiper were heard. Although offshore passage was virtually non-existent there were still 60 Mediterranean Gulls and two juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls feeding at the Patch.

Four Porpoise were feeding offshore.

An evening foray for crickets produced five Large Coneheads and 12 Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets.