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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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20th Apr

Another day with a howling NE wind and very few birds to be seen. Nearly four hours of seawatching produced just two Shovelers, two Red-breasted Mergansers, 63 Whimbrel, 85 Bar-tailed Godwits, three Mediterranean Gulls, a Great Skua and two Arctic Skuas of note along with two Little Gulls, two Arctic Terns and 160 Common Terns at the Patch. Nothing much to report on the land.

A Porpoise and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.