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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.

2nd Sep

A day best summarised as more of the same. A handful of migrants on the land included two Goldcrests, 15 Willow Warblers, four Lesser Whitethroats, three Spotted Flycatchers, three Redstarts, five Whinchats and 15 Wheatears whilst 26 Yellow Wagtails, two Grey Wagtails and five Tree Pipits passed overhead.
About 12 Arctic Skuas were chasing terns offshore this evening and large numbers of Gannets and Sandwich Terns, two Black Terns and a few Common Terns were feeding.

Not quite the numbers of Porpoises offshore today but they still totaled an impressive minimum of 36 individuals. Two Grey Seals were also feeding offshore. 

Six Hummingbird Hawkmoths were seen during the day and a Scarce Bordered Straw was trapped overnight.

A male Red-veined Darter was seen on the access road to the Observatory.

Elsewhere, two Cattle Egrets were in the fields and ditches along the access track to the RSPB Reserve. the Pectoral Sandpiper was seen on the ARC Pit again.