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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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24th Apr

With the strong and cold NE wind continuing nearly all the coverage involved counting the offshore passage. The highlights were 96 Shovelers, two Pintail, 23 Teal, ten Velvet Scoters, a Slavonian Grebe, nine Grey Plovers, 161 Whimbrel, a Black Tern and an excellent total of 29 Pomarine Skuas. Numbers and backup were provided by 42 Brent Geese, an excellent 3215 Common Scoters, 21 Fulmar, 244 Gannets, 85 Bar-tailed Godwit, 16 Knot, 190 Kittiwakes, 34 Little Gulls, 102 Sandwich Terns, 793 Common Terns, five Arctic Skuas and four Great Skuas

The Iceland Gull was still feeding at the Patch.

Two Yellow Wagtails were about the best the land could offer.

At least ten Porpoises were feeding offshore.