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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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8th April

A bright and sunny day with just a small number of migrants on the land and overhead and very little on the sea. Two Buzzards, five Swallows, a Sand Martin, 125 Linnets and six Siskins flew through whilst four Firecrests, 12 Willow Warblers, four Blackcaps and the first Whitethroat of the year were of note in the bushes.
An evening seawatch produced two Great Skuas but not much else was seen offshore during the day.

At least seven Porpoises were feeding offshore but sadly another individual was found dead on the beach at the Midrips - the third to be found in less than two weeks.

Elsewhere, there has been very little change around the pits this week. The Black-necked and Slavonian Grebes continue to show ell on New Diggings and the odd Great White Egret is still lingering. A juvenile/first-winter Iceland Gull was seen at Scotney on 5th. Two Smew continue to be seen on one of the pools next to the entrance the RSPB Reserve. A few Sedge Warblers and Yellow Wagtails can be seen around the peninsula.