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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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29th Sep

A calm morning saw a reasonable arrival of commoner migrants with a Willow Warbler, 70 Chiffchaffs, ten Blackcaps, four Goldcrests while passage overhead included four Grey Wagtails, 420 Meadow Pipits, a Tree Pipit, 95 Lesser Redpolls, six Crossbills, 40 Siskins and 17 Reed Buntings.

A Badger was seen around the Observatory in the evening.

The moth traps were fairly quiet but two Palpita vitrealis, a Vestal and two Delicates were seen. Five Mottled Shieldbugs were also found.

Elsewhere there was little doubt as to the star bird of the day when a moulting adult American Golden Plover was found in the afternoon at the ARC Pit.