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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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6th Oct

The strong to gale force easterly winds continued and made for more difficult birding conditions. A flock of 25 White-fronted Geese, a Buzzard and three Grey Wagtails passed overhead whilst the highlights among the grounded migrants included two Firecrests, 28 Chiffchaffs, four Blackcaps, three Ring Ouzels, 20 Song Thrushes and a Redstart
Even though there was five hours of seawatching during the day it was also hardwork with just 16 Pintails, a Velvet Scoter, six Arctic Skuas, one Great Skua, 15 Mediterranean Gulls and an Arctic Tern of interest.

Five Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.