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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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16th Dec

Lots of birds offshore including 48 Wigeon, two Red-breasted Mergansers, 678 Red-throated Divers, a Little Gull, a Mediterranean Gull, a Great Skua, 1150 auks and the highlight of two Great Northern Divers. Two Chiffchaffs and a Black Redstart were seen on the land.

Singles of Porpoise, Common Seal and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

With the absolutely flat conditions it was perfect for the arrival of human migrants and at least five boats were seen today. One boat made landfall just a few yards along the beach from where I was watching. 

Migrants making landfall at the Point

And a desolate footnote to their arrival