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Corona Virus Update

We are very pleased to be planning on opening the Observatory to visitors with numbers being limited because of shared facilities. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we will be requesting that you take a Lateral Flow Test (provided) before you first come in. The hides will be open for 'Friends of DBOT' from May 18th. However, The 'Rule of 6' applies and face coverings are still mandatory in the hides. Sanitiser and spray will be provided to clean down the handles and closures in the hide after you have used it.

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25th February

A lovely sunny day again on the Point with the first-winter Glaucous Gull putting in an appearance but the Caspian Gull was not noted today. Very quiet on the sea except a few Red-throated Divers feeding offshore.

The Long Pits held a single Pochard, 3 Firecrest, a Cetti's Warbler and 2 Chiffchaff. Also of note the first Marsh Frogs of the year were seen. In the Moat 3 Song Thrush, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Greenfinch and a single Skylark. There were also 2 Black Redstart feeding around the powerstation walls.

On the RSPB Reserve the Glossy Ibis was seen in the morning but is proving elusive and difficult to pin down. Elsewhere 2 Black-necked Grebe were on the New Diggings, and the Slavonian Grebe was again seen from the Dennis Hide. Only one Long-eared Owl was seen behind the dipping ponds and a couple of Great White Egret were seen on Dengemarsh and the access track respectively.