It was so quiet around the Observatory this morning that I reckon I actually heard the proverbial pin drop. A Redstart was seen in the trapping area and just eight Yellow Wagtails and a Grey Wagtail flew over.
In the afternoon there was another passage of mainly terns including 46 Blacks and 962 Sandwichs. A juvenile Yellow-legged Gull also flew west and the previously seen juvenile Caspian Gull was noted again at the boats..
Elsewhere, the Red-necked Phalarope was showing again on ARC and the Cattle Egret was showing in the fields with cattle at Boulderwall Farm. Three Wood Sandpipers were showing in the flooded fields at Dengemarsh and three Little Stints were at ARC.
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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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