After a night of violent storms which resulted in more tiles blowing off the roof it continued very wet and windy for most of the day. A couple of seawatches produced four Velvet Scoters and 140 Common Scoters passing to the west. Although there was no Patch there were hundreds of gulls feeding along the shoreline with the regular Iceland Gull still present along with a first-winter Caspian Gull and two Yellow-legged Gulls.
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Corona Virus Update
We are very pleased to be accepting bookings 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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