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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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19th Mar

A quiet day on the land which produced a Jack Snipe, nine Common Snipe, just two Chiffchaffs, a Brambling, 80 Chaffinches and a Siskin. It was also slow going offshore with the morning seawatch producing just 13 Wigeon, three Fulmars, two Grey Plovers and five Sandwich Terns of interest.

The main event though was recorded overnight on the Audiomoth with a massive movement of thrushes. Call counts included 5465 Redwings, 763 Blackbirds, 88 Song Thrushes and seven Fieldfares along with a Coot and three Snipe.

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.