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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.

4th Mar

A much quieter day offshore but at least 300 Brent Geese flew east, an Eider and 73 Kittiwakes flew west and a total of 21 Mediterranean Gulls were seen during the day. Both of the regular Iceland Gulls and an adult Little Gull were feeding at the Patch in the morning.
The first three migrant Chiffchaffs were seen and a (the) Firecrest was in the Observatory front garden. The Grey Wagtail was still in the power station complex and a trickle of birds passing overhead included two Redwings, a few Chaffinches, two Goldfinches and five Siskins.

Porpoises were very obvious in the calm conditions this morning with a minimum of seven being seen.