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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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24th Mar

Most of the interest today involved a steady up channel movement of birds offshore and feeding at the Patch. Over nine hours of watching produced 2600 Brent Geese, 12 Teal, 24 Pintail, 77 Shovelers, two Gadwall, 372 Common Scoters, six Eiders, nine Avocets, 41 Knot, an Arctic Skua, 46 Kittiwakes, 28 Little Gulls and 170 Sandwich Terns. A first-winter Caspian Gull joined the throng at the Patch where the Glaucous Gull was also seen.

It remains quiet on the land with just three Black Redstarts, one Wheatear and five Firecrests of note.

At least eight Porpoises were feeding offshore and two Brown Hares were seen in the Desert.

Elsewhere, the male White-spotted Bluethroat continues to give superb views at Dengemarsh Gully.

White-spotted Bluethroat Luscinia svecica cyanecula   Dengemarsh Gully, RSPB   24th March 2018