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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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15th Oct

Very little in the way of grounded migrants but five Black Redstarts and a Wheatear were of note whilst a trickle of birds passing overhead included six Jays, nine Grey Wagtails, five Rock Pipits, ten Bramblings, nine Redpolls and 70 Siskins. The Bittern was seen at the Long Pits again. Good numbers of birds were feeding offshore with 73 Mediterranean Gulls and a Great Skua of note.

Six Porpoise and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore, a Badger came into the Observatory garden and Common and Nathusius's Pipistrelles were flying around the Observatory this evening.

Two Delicate moths were the best on offer from the moth traps.