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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.

22nd Sep

Plenty of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps in the bushes along with seven Willow Warblers, a Garden Warbler and a Spotted Flycatcher and a Kingfisher was seen  at the Long Pits. Good numbers of Swallows, House Martins and Meadow Pipits passed through along with six Grey Wagtails, a Tree Pipit, 12 Crossbills and 150 Siskins

The sea was very quiet yet again with just a trickle of Sandwich Terns heading west and three Arctic Skuas lingering offshore.

In the flat calm conditions a small group of unidentified dolphins moved west and a few Porpoises were seen offshore .

The moth traps held singles of the the pyrale Palpita vitrealis, Vestal, Golden Twinspot, Delicate and Scarce Bordered Straw.

The evening visit to the trapping area for the rarer orthoptera produced five Large Coneheads, a female Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket and a good chorus from the Tree Crickets.