After a night of violent winds and torrential rain the day dawned surprisingly calm and sunny. Seawatching was the order of the day again with over three hours this morning producing six Shoveler, two Teal, seven Eider, 289 Common Scoters, a Velvet Scoter, 275 Red-throated Divers, 138 Kittiwakes, 15 Mediterranean Gulls and a few auks of note.
Four Firecrests were also seen in the trapping area.
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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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