Severe winds and heavy rain overnight and first thing cleared through remarkably quickly and resulted in another heavy movement of seabirds with a four hour watch producing a Velvet Scoter, 97 Common Scoters, a Red-breasted Merganser, 13 Fulmars, 1069 Gannets, 2702 Kittiwakes, a Little Gull, 11 Mediterranean Gulls, three Great Skuas, 5592 Razorbills and 8588 Razorbills. An afternoon check of the Patch showed a single Iceland Gull still present.
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Corona Virus Update
We are very pleased to be accepting booking at the Observatory. 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'. 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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