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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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25th Sep

The strong NW winds with frequent heavy rain continue and are making it hard to find any birds of interest in the difficult conditions. The best the sea could offer was eight Wigeon and six Arctic Skuas offshore and a Yellow-legged Gull on the beach. It was extremely quiet in the bushes and visible migration was reduced with just three Grey Wagtails, 120 Meadow Pipits, three Redpolls and 120 Siskins of note. Two Merlins were hunting in the Desert.

Singles of Porpoise, Grey Seal and Common Seal were feeding offshore.