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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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29th Aug

Another day of few birds. Several seawatches during the day produced a Sooty Shearwater, eight Mediterranean Gulls, 183 Sandwich Terns, two Great Skuas and eight Arctic Skuas of note. A handful of birds on the land included a Cuckoo, 100 Sand Martins, a Redstart, four Whinchats, 15 Wheatears and six Yellow Wagtails.

Three Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Butterflies seen included a Clouded Yellow and three Holly Blues and four Hummingbird Hawkmoths were seen sunning themselves on the power station this morning.

An adult and a nymph Fire Bug were netted in the Moat.