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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.

30th Mar

A few more migrants around this morning. A total of 12 Chiffchaffs were recorded today along with six Wheatear, six Firecrest, five Black Redstarts, two Blackcaps and a Willow Warbler. A Ring Ouzel was recorded by the New Lighthouse, a Crossbill was seen in the trapping area and a Little Egret passed north over the area this morning.

The sea was very productive today with a total of 1006 Common Scoter, a single Velvet Scoter, 678 Brent Geese, 26 Wigeon, 17 Red-throated Meganser, 16 Garganey, six Teal and four Shelduck. A single Black-throated Diver was seen with 42 Red-throated Divers. 132 Sandwich terns moved east along with 21 Little Gulls.

Three Brown Hares were seen on the Estate and at least 15 Porpoise were present on the sea.