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Corona Virus Update

We are very pleased to be accepting booking at the Observatory. 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'. 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 Oct

An overcast and fairly calm morning resulted in a big movement of finches and good numbers of grounded migrants. Of note on the land were a Yellow-browed Warbler along with 50 Chiffchaffs, 35 Blackcaps, seven Firecrests, 27 Song Thrushes, 25 Robins and 17 Wheatears. Highlights of the visible migration were a Mistle Thrush, three Tree Pipits, a Rock Pipit, 55 Chaffinches, two Bramblings, nine Crossbills, 260 Siskins and at least 1000 Redpolls (with five of 33 birds trapped being Common Redpolls).

The sea remains quiet with just 169 Sandwich Terns, a Little Tern, two Great Skuas and nine Arctic Skuas of note.

A Clouded Yellow was seen and 21 adult Mottled Shieldbugs were found.