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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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25th Apr

Another cold and windy day. Coverage of the land was difficult again so most of the observations were offshore where over five hours produced four Shoveler, an Eider, two Manx Shearwaters, five Grey Plovers, 19 Whimbrel, 110 Bar-tailed Godwits, an excellent total of 178 Little Gulls (including a flock of 121 birds), five Little Terns, 486 Common Terns, nine Great Skuas, a Pomarine Skua and three Arctic Skuas of note. The Iceland Gull was seen at the Patch again.

Ten Porpoises were feeding offshore.