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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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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