The day started with an overnight fall of snow which continued well into the morning. It was very gloomy and cold all day.
A two-hour seawatch this morning produced 435 Red-throated Divers, three Fulmars and 1400 auks. There was not much else other than a party of 11 Greylag Geese which flew high and out to sea in an easterly direction and were potentially wild birds heading back to Scandinavia?
The two juvenile/first-winter Iceland Gulls were feeding at the Patch again.
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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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