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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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Thank You for your understanding in these difficult times.
The Trustees.

27th February

A quiet and bitterly cold day today and the number of birds seen reflected that. The first-winter Glaucous Gull was once again present at the fishing boats and little was noted on the sea.

A Woodcock was flushed from the bushes at the Long Pit and a Cetti's Warbler was also present.

On the RSPB Reserve the 2 Slavonian Grebe were still on the New Diggings but no sign of the Black-necked Grebes today. A single drake Smew was seen on Burrowes Pit too.