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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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15th March

Not a breath of wind first thing so not surprising the seawatch this morning was very quiet. At the Patch the two Iceland Gulls were accompanied by another new 1st winter Caspian Gull and a new 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull.

A male and female Black Redstart were still around the Old Lighthouse garden and a good increase in Chiffchaff numbers with eleven present including eight around the Long Pits.

With the mild overnight temperature the moth trap fared better too with twelve Hebrew Character, two Clouded Drab, three Common Quaker, Early Grey and Common Plume Moth Emmelina monodactyla. During the day fifteen Peacock Butterfly, nine Small Tortoiseshell and feeding offshore were five Porpoise.

On the RSPB Reserve the drake Ring-necked Duck was displaying to a female Tufted Duck on Tanners Pool, One Long-eared Owl by the Dipping Pool, Three Black-necked and a Slavonian Grebe on New Diggings.