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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.

29th Apr

The weather deteriorated rapidly during the day with increasing wind and rain. Bar-tailed Godwits moved east in large numbers with 828 birds seen during seven hours of watching whilst other birds of note included two Pomarine Skuas, six Arctic Skua, four Great Skuas, a Greenshank and eight Little Terns.
A Hobby was seen in the Desert and 20 Wheatears were seen around the Point while 125 Swallows and two Yellow Wagtails passed overhead.

Offshore, a Grey Seal and at least ten Porpoises were seen, a dead Badger was found on the road and a Brown Hare was also seen.