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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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2nd April

With a fresh southerly breeze blowing from first light there was a decent movement of birds moving mainly east offshore. Over seven hours of coverage through the day produced good totals of 654 Brent Geese, 913 Common Scoters, 22 Red-breasted Mergansers, 81 Red-throated Divers, 215 Gannets , 545 Sandwich Terns and 45 Common Terns whilst quality was provided by 14 Velvet Scoters, six Black-throated and two Great Northern Divers, a Manx Shearwater, four Arctic and four Great Skuas, 90 Little Gulls and eight Mediterranean Gulls.

There was a small arrival of migrants on the land with 33 Goldcrest, 16 Firecrests and four Willow Warblers in the bushes  Four Wheatears were seen on the beach between the road and the fishing boats

At least five Porpoises were feeding offshore.