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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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1st Jan

Lots of birds offshore today with the morning seawatch remarkably producing the first spring upchannel movement of 835 Brent Geese along with 19 White-fronted Goose, eight Shoveler, 50 Teal, a Shag, 150 Kittiwakes, 15 Mediterranean Gulls, a Great Skua and 1000 Guillemots west. 

Elsewhere, ten Goosanders were seen on Lade Pit along with one at ARC for a while and a red-head Smew stopped briefly on Burrowes Pit. Six Cattle Egrets were still present in a small horse paddock at Cockles Bridge.