As the designated leader for the Pego trip, I had hoped that all would be well, and we should go and see some birds, even having heard that the marsh has been recently drained, as the date is good for arrivals. However, in a broadcast by the Minister for Health, during which all football was doomed to be played behind closed doors for the next 15 days, all IMSERSO trips are cancelled and all flights to and from Italy are cancelled, the public is asked not to travel except when and where necessary. You may well think that our trip to Pego would pose minimal risk, either to ourselves or to others, but it is my view that to ignore this advice would be irresponsible. I trust we shall be able to make up for lost time on future field trips. For now, stay safe!