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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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23rd Apr

With the cold, strong NE wind continuing to blow all day most of the interest continues to be offshore. Around ten hours of watching produced a Garganey, a Black-throated Diver, a Manx Shearwater, 15 Little Gulls, three Black Terns, 26 Little Terns, four Arctic Terns and four Pomarine Skuas and numbers provided by 12 Shelduck, 35 Shoveler, 116 Whimbrel, 474 Bar-tailed Godwits, 148 Kittiwakes, 110 Sandwich Terns, 902 Common Terns, three Great Skuas and 14 Arctic Skuas. The Iceland Gull continues its long stay at the Patch.

Very quiet on the land with the Pied Flycatcher still present being the only bird of note. 

Nine Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.