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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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24th Mar

There was a substantial movement of birds offshore this morning with a 4.5hr seawatch producing three Tufted Ducks, four Eiders, 25 Little Gulls and two Mediterranean Gulls of note and numbers provided by 1204 Brent Geese, 11 Teal, 295 Common Scoters, 166 Red-throated Divers, 771 Gannets and 22 Sandwich Terns.

There was also a very small arrival of migrants on the land with three Firecrests and five Black Redstarts of note and probably the surprise of the day in the form of a Grey Partridge in the Moat whilst two Marsh Harriers, a Buzzard and six Siskins passed overhead.

It was also an unusual night on the Audiomoth recorder with very few calls recorded but high on quality with three flocks each of Brent Goose and Common Scoter and a Little Ringed Plover

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was also seen..