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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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18th Dec

Seawatching through the morning and early afternoon produced 22 Brent Geese, 17 Shovelers, three Gadwalls, 52 Wigeon, six Mallard, a Velvet Scoter, 945 Red-throated Divers, a Great Northern Diver, a Knot, 13 Mediterranean Gulls, three Great Skuas and 3000 auks. A first-winter Caspian Gull, a Sandwich Tern and 7150 Cormorants were also seen offshore. A Black Redstart was seen along the power station wall.

A Porpoise and three Grey Seals were feeding offshore.