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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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A few late migrants in the bushes included a Woodcock, a Snipe, five Firecrests, 40 Goldcrests and eight Chiffchaffs. Birds passing overhead were mostly finches with 11 Crossbills, 450 Goldficnhes, 40 Redpolls and 110 Siskin of note and with other bits and pieces including a Swallow, 30 Skylarks and a Corn Bunting. Bird of the day was a Bittern which was flushed from the Pumphouse Reeds.