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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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12th Oct

A trickle of birds passed overhead through the day with 25 Golden Plovers, 150 Redwings, ten Song Thrushes, a late Yellow Wagtail, two Grey Wagtails, four Rock Pipits, 150 Chaffinch, 15 Brambling, a Redpoll and 15 Siskin of note. However, the numbers of grounded migrants remain very low except for 50 Chiffchaffs. The sea was very quiet except for a movement of 240 Brent Geese this afternoon.

Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore. In the evening there were Nathusius's Pipistrelle, Common Pipistrelle and Soprano Pipistrelle all feeding around the Observatory. 

A Clouded Yellow was seen at the Old Lighthouse.