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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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21st Aug

A handful of birds were seen on the land with a Dunlin, a Snipe, a Green Sandpiper, 1050 Sand Martins, 18 Swallows, eight House Martins, 40 Yellow Wagtails and two Grey Wagtails while grounded migrants included a couple of Garden Warblers, a few Reed Warblers, six Wheatears and a Whinchat.

Seawatching remains fairly slow going but 5,5 hours of observation produced a Balearic Shearwater, four Redshank and a Little Gull along with 18 Mediterranean Gulls and six loitering Arctic Skuas offshore.

There was an increase in Porpoise numbers with at least 12 offshore along with two Grey Seals and a Common Seal. A Badger was feeding in the garden just before midnight.

There was a bit of interest in the moth trap with two Rest Harrows, a Rosy Wave and another Clouded Buff (the fourth Observatory record).