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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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The Trustees.

30th Nov

There was very little coverage of the Point today and the best bird was a dead female Pheasant which is a scarce bird fot the Bird Observatory recording area. Otherwise the only bird of note was a Long-tailed Duck which flew west at 8.48am.

On the RSPB Reserve the eight Bewick's Swans were flushed by a farmer early morning but six of them did come in to roost on the ARC Pit this evening.  Also into roost were ten Great White Egrets and 18 Little Egrets. Elsewhere on the Reserve two redhead Smew were viewable from Dennis's Hide.

At Kerton Road Triangle there were still 2+ Dartford Warblers and three Stonechats.