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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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The Trustees.

27th May

There was a little arrival of migrants during the morning with a Redstart and seven Spotted Flycatchers of note and a Buzzard and three Siskins flew over. The sea was very quiet but a one-hour watch this morning did produce a Little Ringed Plover. A family of Black Redstarts were feeding along the power station wall behind the seawatch hide.

Two Holly Blues were seen in the Old Lighthouse Garden and four Brown Argus were also seen.

Dragonflies have been very late to emerge this spring and numbers are still pitifully low but a Variable Damselfly was found at the northern end of the Long Pits.