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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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27th Nov


The morning seawatch produced a nice selection of birds mainly heading east. The obvious highlights were three Velvet Scoter and a single Eider. Also of note were 78 Red-throated Diver, 806 Gannet, two Great Skua and 53 Mediterranean Gull all passing eastwards. 

There was also a first-winter Caspian Gull at The Patch with a further six Mediterranean Gulls.

On the RSPB Reserve the Cattle Egret reappeared at Cook's Pool with a Bittern for company and the Ring-necked Duck was still on the pool itself. The Long-eared Owl was still roosting behind the Dipping Pond, the six Bewick Swans were still around the Cockles Bridge area and Goosander and Great White Egret were once again reported from Burrowes Pit.