There was a bit more movement offshore this morning in windier conditions than of late. A three-hour watch produced 33 Brent Geese, two Pintail, 614 Red-throated Divers, 13 Fulmars, 518 Gannets, 289 Kittiwakes, six Mediterranean Gulls, a Great Skua and 2726 auks. Later in the day a first-winter Yellow-legged Gull was seen at the fishing boats.
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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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