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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.
A day of strong and ever-increasing westerly winds and frequent drizzle made for pretty unpleasant conditions. Observations were limited to the sea and the Patch with the three Iceland Gulls and a first-winter Caspian Gull at the latter. Several spells of seawatching totaling 3.5hrs produced 12 Velvet Scoters and 50 Fulmars of note along with good numbers of auks and the usual Gannets and Red-throated Divers.