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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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18th Mar

The Iceland Gull reappeared at the Patch but overall numbers of gulls were well down on recent days. Several stints of seawatching during the day produced 96 Brent Geese, three Canada Geese, four Shelduck, 18 Shovelers, four Pintails and 30 Sandwich Tern and 400 Great Crested Grebes were feeding offshore.

There was a considerable increase in the numbers of Porpoise with at least 40 individuals feeding offshore.

A Hummingbird Hawkmoth was found in the Patch hide.