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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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10th July

There were a few hints of autumn migration getting underway with nine Teal, a Pochard and a Red-throated Diver offshore, a juvenile-type Little Egret on the beach at the Patch, a party of three Little Ringed Plover, 1000 Swifts, 30 Sand Martins, three Yellow Wagtails, a Grey Wagtail and 11 Siskins passing overhead, a Common Sandpiper at the Long Pits and a juvenile Sedge Warbler in the Moat.

Three Langmaid's Yellow Underwings were about the best from the night's moth-trapping and six freshly emerged Essex Skippers were also seen.