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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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30th Mar

There was a small arrival of early migrants on the land with seven Firecrests, 20 Chiffchaffs, three Willow Warblers and three Wheatears of note.
A steady easterly flow of birds on the sea during the day included two Gadwall, 11 Pintail, ten Shovelers, 315 Common and two Velvet Scoters, 118 Red-throated Divers, a Great Northern Diver, two Arctic Skuas, a Great Skua, nine Little Gulls, four Mediterranean Gulls and 340 Sandwich Terns and also an Osprey passing east a long way out to sea.this morning.
The two regular Iceland Gulls were still feeding at the Patch.

Three Porpoises were seen offshore.

Four species of butterfly were seen including the first Red Admiral of the year and several Light Orange Underwings were seen flying around Aspens at the Long Pits again.

Light Orange Underwing Archiearis notha   Long Pits   30th March 2017