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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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3rd May

The highlight today was another Black Kite which flew around the Point before heading inland but other migrants on the land were almost non-existent with just a Buzzard, 25 Swallows, a Garden Warbler and a Yellow Wagtail of any interest. The sea was also generally quiet with a Manx Shearwater, a Little Egret (W), 11 Little Gulls, 12 Mediterranean Gulls, two Black Terns, four Pomarine Skuas and nine Arctic Skuas the best from nine hours of watching.

A Grey Seal and 25 Porpoise were feeding offshore.