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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.

4th Apr

With a strong S x SW wind most of the interest was offshore where over nine hours of seawatching produced some excellent totals and variety including 615 Brent Geese, two Pintail, eight Velvet Scoter, 680 Common Scoters, 23 Eider, 15 Red-breasted Mergansers, 226 Red-throated Divers, a Black-throated Diver, 24 Manx Shearwaters, a Shag, 16 Great Skuas, 13 Arctic Skuas, three Little Gulls, a Mediterranean Gull, 322 Kittiwakes, 876 Sandwich Terns and a Common Tern.
It was hard going in the bushes but 17 Chiffchaffs, four Willow Warblers and five Wheatears were seen.

Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and a Pigmy Shrew was seen on the land.