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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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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.