A hint of some late migration this morning with a Garden Warbler in the trapping area, a Reed Warbler on the beach near the Patch hide and a Spotted Flycatcher in the Lighthouse Garden. The Patch was pretty quite although the white-winged gull was present and being reported under various guises.
A family party of Stoats were showing well along our access road during the morning.
Diamond-back Moths continue to dominate the moth scene with 426 recorded in one moth trap overnight and clouds of them present by day. One observer, (GH) reported a "snow storm" in the car headlights this evening. Three Painted Ladies and a few Silver Y's were also of note today.
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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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