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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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21st Sep

A calm but very foggy start to the day resulted in a small arrival of migrants in the bushes and some overhead passage. Of note in the bushes were 90 Chiffchaffs, 30 Blackcaps, 30 Stonechats and eight Wheatears while ten Skylarks, two Tree Sparrows, eight Yellow Wagtails, three Grey Wagtails, three Crossbills and 11 Reed Buntings flew over. Siskins were probably the most abundant migrant with birds calling throughout the morning but most proving impossible to see against the bright blue sky.

The sea was very quiet with just 98 Brent Geese, 15 Wigeon, a Red-throated Diver and an Arctic Skua of note.

Two Clouded Yellows were seen but the moths traps were very quiet.