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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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20th Apr

A calm day which was seriously hampered by thick fog. Seawatching for most of the day was slow going but a short spell of clearer conditions produced the first two Pomarine Skuas of the spring along with three Great Skuas and 11 Arctic Skuas. Other bits and pieces included three Eider, a Grey Plover, 15 Whimbrel and 805 Common Terns.

Grounded migrants remain few and far between.

The Audiomoth was deployed last night and came up trumps with a nice recording of a Stone Curlew at 2320hrs.

Twelve Porpoise were feeding offshore.

The commonest migrants on the land over the last two days were in fact of the illegal kind.