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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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26th July

A short spell of drizzle this morning dropped in a few small migrants with 12 Willow Warblers, three Sedge Warblers and 15 Reed Warblers of interest. Birds passing overhead included a party of three Little Egrets, three Buzzards and 14 Yellow Wagtails. A Common Sandpiper flew over the Observatory after dark. At sea, an Arctic Skua flew west and three Mediterranean Gulls and three juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls were feeding offshore.

A pair of Sparrowhawks which nested in the Trapping Area fledged three very noisy juveniles this morning. 

Two Porpoises were seen offshore.

Given the overnight conditions the moth traps were fairly disappointing with just a Bordered Straw of note.