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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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23rd April

A fresh northerly wind this morning meant even fewer migrants on the land and less passage offshore today. Even so, seawatching was not without its interest with 6.25hrs of observation producing a Great Northern Diver west, a 'Blue' Fulmar, 26 Whimbrels, four Arctic Skuas, a very unusual sighting of a second-summer Pomarine Skua, four Great Skuas, 638 Common Terns east with a further 350 feeding at the Patch and a Black Tern.
Two Ring Ouzels and the highest day total of Swallows of the spring so far were about the best the land had to offer.

At least 18 Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.