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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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22nd April

Another cold and breezy day meant more seawatching but not much to be seen on the land other than two Ring Ouzels. Over six hours of observations from the hides produced four Teal, four Shovelers, ten Red-breasted Mergansers, a Manx Shearwater, five Arctic Skuas, a Pomarine Skua, three Great Skuas and four Mediterranean Gulls of note.

At least ten Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Elsewhere around the peninsula many of the summer migrants have now made an appearance with a few Common Sandpipers, Swifts and Cuckoos now being seen at the Reserve where the Tundra Bean Goose remains and has been joined by a Bar-headed Goose. A Red-crested Pochard was at Dengemarsh this morning. At least two each of both Slavonian and Black-necked Grebes can be seen at ARC or New Diggings. The wader passage has also been a feature on the Reserve with a steady flow of Bar-tailed Godwits and Whimbrels moving through along with small numbers of Greenshanks.