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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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28th Aug

Another day of few birds but with some quality in the form of a Wryneck in the Desert/Teasel Bank area although for the most part it was very elusive and a Pied Flycatcher in the Moat. A Buzzard flew over and a Short-eared Owl arrived and a Whinchat and 15 Wheatears were also seen. There was very little movement offshore but a couple each of Great and Arctic Skua were loitering with intent.

At least two Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Elsewhere, a second Wryneck was seen at Galloways on the Lydd Ranges, the Glossy Ibis remains at ARC along with two Black-necked Grebes. A Wood Sandpiper and three Black Terns were seen on Burrowes.