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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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30th July

A Garden Warbler, a Sedge Warbler and five Reed Warblers were seen in the Trapping Area while 100 Sand Martins, ten Swallows, five Yellow Wagtails and a Grey Wagtail flew over. Three Mediterranean Gulls and two juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls were seen at the fishing boats.



Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

The moth traps were fairly quiet but they did produce a Channel Islands Pug and a Jersey Tiger. Three adult Mediterranean Stick-insects were found in the Observatory garden after dark and the Tree Cricket numbers are increasing with their "chorus" audible from the Observatory. in the calm conditions.