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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.

3rd June

Another cold and cloudy day but at least the wind dropped. The Patch provided most of the days interest with the best being a couple of Roseate Terns seen late morning. Among the hordes of birds feeding there were at least 15 Mediterraneans Gulls, a second-summer Yellow-legged Gull, the mystery white-winged gull and a return visit of what is presumably a Mediterranean x Black-headed Gull hybrid. A Great Skua also passed through.

Click here for a short video of the Mediterranean x Black-headed Gull hybrid.

A Grey Seal was also feeding offshore.

The invasion of Diamond-backed Moths Plutella xylostella continues with around 1000 counted but this will only touch the surface of the real numbers present.