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Corona Virus Update

We are glad to say that the Observatory is now clear and visitors are very welcome. We are very pleased to be accepting bookings at the Observatory. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we may request that you take a Lateral Flow Test (provided) before you first come in. The hides will be open for 'Friends of DBOT'. However, we would request that you continue to observe safe practises and sanitiser and spray will continue to be provided to clean down the handles and closures in the hide after you have used it.

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5th June

A very small arrival of migrants today which included singles of Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher and Siskin and also 175 Swifts overhead. Four Mediterranean Gulls and two third-calendar year Yellow-legged Gulls were seen at the Patch.

Of note elsewhere was a female Red-footed Falcon found at the end of Galloways Road on the Lydd Ranges this evening. A female Montagu's Harrier also flew through. Note that the Ranges will be shut to the public from 0800hrs until after dark tomorrow and on Sunday.

Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus   female   Lydd Ranges   5th June 2020.
Some true record shots of this bird taken at long range and in heavy rain.