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Corona Virus Update

We are very pleased to be planning on opening the Observatory to visitors with numbers being limited because of shared facilities. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we will be requesting that you take a Lateral Flow Test (provided) before you first come in. The hides will be open for 'Friends of DBOT' from May 18th. However, The 'Rule of 6' applies and face coverings are still mandatory in the hides. Sanitiser and spray will be provided to clean down the handles and closures in the hide after you have used it.

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The Trustees.

16th Apr

Very little change in either the birds or the weather. Seawatching for 4.5hrs produced just 568 Gannets, eight Whimbrel, nine Mediterranean Gulls, 35 Sandwich Terns, two Great Skuas and two Arctic Skuas of note. The Iceland Gull was seen at the Patch again.  

There was barely a new migrant on the land although a Firecrest was seen in the Trapping Area and a Yellow Wagtail and a Brambling flew over.

Eighteen Porpoises were feeding offshore.