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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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Thank You for your understanding in these difficult times.
The Trustees.

17th Apr

Another cold and breezy day which produced little on the land. Seawatching for a good proportion of the day, 7.5hours, eventually saw a push of waders and terns in the afternoon but it was otherwise fairly quiet. Totals included 44 Whimbrels, 177 Bar-tailed Godwits, 17 Mediterranean Gulls, 270 Sandwich Terns, two Little Terns, 831 Common/ic Terns, six Arctic Skuas and two Great Skuas of interest. The Iceland Gull remained  at the Patch.

Three Porpoise and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

The first Small Coppers of the year were seen.