A check of the Trapping Area and Long Pits this morning was very productive with a Jack Snipe, five Chiffchaffs and five Firecrests of note. A three-hour seawatch this morning was also good with two Gadwall, seven Velvet Scoters, 229 Red-throated Divers, 249 Gannets and 3035 auk species. An afternoon check of the Patch on a falling tide showed the Iceland Gull still present and seven Caspian Gulls among huge numbers of gulls. A Grey Wagtail was feeding at the sewage treatment unit and 80 Pied Wagtails came in to roost.
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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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