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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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The Trustees.

14th Mar

The fine weather and south east winds continued the movement of Brent Geese up the coast today, with 752 counted over a three hour period. Other waterfowl were also on the move with counts of 255 Common Scoter,  28 Shoveler, 19 Teal, 18 Wigeon, four Pintail and single Mallard and Shelduck.

Also moving offshore were 52 Kittiwakes, 27 Sandwich Terns and a small number of Fulmar and Mediterranean Gulls. The Glaucous Gull was also seen this afternoon from the point.

Plenty of Firecrests were present today with up to five within the Lighthouse Garden, four around the observatory and three feeding on flies in the Aspen at the end of the Long Pits with  two Goldcrests and seven Chiffchaffs. Black Redstarts could be seen in the usual spots with a male by the Lifeboat Station and another along the Power Station fence.