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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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Thank You for your understanding in these difficult times.
The Trustees.

19th Feb

A miserable day of almost constant rain. Coverage was limited but at least 80 Red-throated Divers flew west and the regular juvenile/first-winter Glaucous Gull was seen at the Patch.

Late in the day, both of the Glaucous Gulls were found on the RSPB Reserve.


Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus   RSPB   19th February 2018
A rare opportunity to get two Glaucous Gulls in one photograph although the light was very poor.