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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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17th Dec

There was a small arrival of birds on the land and a decent movement of birds offshore. The best on offer on the land were seven Chiffchaffs, six Fieldfares, 15 Redwings, a Mistle Thrush, a Brambling and three Siskins. Just under four hours of seawatching saw eight Shelducks, five Gadwall, 107 Wigeon, 890 Red-throated Divers, 539 Gannets, 57 Kittiwakes, three Mediterranean Gulls and around 5,200 auks.

A Grey Seal was seen offshore.