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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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22nd Jan

A cold, clear morning resulted in a good movement of auks for nearly two hours totalling 3887 birds along with 141 Red-throated Divers. The Iceland Gull was still present around the Patch and the Black Redstart and Grey Wagtail were feeding around the Sewage Treatment unit again. A check of the trapping area produced five Snipe and two Chiffchaffs of note.

A young Common Seal was on the beach for a while.