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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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3rd July

There was an excellent movement of Mediterranean Gulls today with at least 88 passing west. There was also a slow but steady westerly trickle of Sandwich and Common Terns and a Tufted Duck flew east.
Four Sand Martins passed through on the land.

Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Moth trapping was much quieter than of late. Two Brown Argus and several Essex Skippers were seen during the day. Of greater note was a male Banded Demoiselle which was moving quickly south through the trapping area this afternoon.
Banded Demoiselle Agrion splendens   Long Pits   3rd July 2017