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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.

18th Nov

The highlight of the days seawatching was a Long-tailed Duck which flew east close inshore and into the bay. Three Mediterranean Gulls and good numbers of Gannets were present and 70 Common Scoter flew west.

The Ring-necked Duck, Cattle Egret, Great White Egrets and Long-eared Owl continue to attract plenty of admirers to the RSPB Reserve where five Caspian Gulls were seen during the day and including a new green colour-ringed adult. 
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans  adult   RSPB   18th November 2016