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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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19th Apr

A bright and sunny but still cold day with mist in the afternoon. Over ten hours of seawatching produced 227 Brent Geese, 14 Shelduck, ten Teal, three Eiders, 12 Velvet Scoters, 1446 Common Scoters, a Black-throated Diver, 358 Gannets, a Shag, 21 Whimbrels, 56 Little Gulls, two Mediterranean Gulls, 210 Sandwich Terns, four Little Terns, six Great Skuas and three Arctic Skua. The Iceland Gull was still present.

Still very quiet on the land with just 15 Willow Warblers of note and two Buzzards flew over.

Fourteen Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Two examples of the very rare shieldbug Geotomus petiti were found on the Moat.