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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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Thank You for your understanding in these difficult times.
The Trustees.

20th Oct

Today saw a small improvement in the number of migrants about although most were passing overhead or dropping in only briefly. Some of the more interesting records included 55 Skylarks, 1300 Starlings, two Ring Ouzels, 40 Blackbirds, 17 Fieldfares, 45 Song Thrushes, 80 Redwings, two Grey Wagtails, seven Rock Pipits, 400 Chaffinches, eight Bramblings and 35 Redpolls.
The sea was very quiet with just a trickle of Brent Geese and a Great Skua passing through.
An adult Yellow-legged Gull was roosting at the fishing boats.

Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and a Weasel was seen in the trapping area.