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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.

22nd Nov

Highlights from the seawatch from the fishing boats all came in the morning session with a single Pomarine Skua, two Velvet Scoter and 298 Common Scoter the pick of the birds. Also of note over 1000 Starling came in off. A single Manx Shearwater was also reported and a 2nd winter Caspian Gull was in the gull roost.

The Long Pits held a Great-crested Grebe, two Gadwall, eight Tufted Duck and singles of Kingfisher and Chiffchaff.

On the RSPB Reserve the usual suspects were still in place. The Ring-necked DuckCattle EgretGreat White Egret and Long-eared Owl were all in their usual spots. There were also four Yellow-legged Gulls and a first-winter Caspian Gull on Burrowes.

Lastly the four Bewick Swans were still along Dengemarsh Road opposite the Go-karting track.