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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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8th Aug

Little change in the weather so very limited coverage on the land but plenty of seawatching. The Sooty Shearwater remained the star bird which was feeding at the Patch in the morning before debunking to the fishing boats where it gave great views at times and even come to bread thrown out for the gulls at times. Birds passing through included seven Fulmars, two Mediterranean Gulls, 121 Common Terns and a Great Skua. A juvenile Yellow-legged Gull was also on the beach.

Three Porpoises were also feeding offshore.