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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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3rd May

A calm, overcast morning which felt good but failed to deliver on the land with hardly a new migrant to be found other than a Hobby and two Sedge Warblers. The morning seawatch was also fairly slow going but picked up considerably in the afternoon with final day totals of three Gadwall, 15 Whimbrel, five Curlew, 91 Dunlin, two Mediterranean Gulls, seven Little Terns, over 2500 Common and 650 "commic" Terns, 173 Arctic Terns, singles of Black Tern, Pomarine and Great Skuas and three Arctic Skuas and the highlight of a Roseate Tern

Four Porpoises and singles of Grey and Common Seal were feeding offshore.