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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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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.