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Corona Virus Update
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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An all-day seeawatch produced the goods with highlights of a Long-tailed Duck, two Black-throated Divers, four Great Northern Divers, 12 Arctic Skuas, an excellent total of 49 Pomarine Skuas, (one lucky observer had a flock of 19 in the evening), 42 Little Gulls, 25 Little Terns and three Black Terns. A Great White Egret also flew along the beach.
Not much to report from the land other than that the migrant breeding bird populations continue to build up.
At least five Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.
Three Grizzled Skippers were seen.
A Red-eared Terrapin was seen in the Long Pits.