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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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10th Mar

A fresh south-easterly wind continued today and most of the interest was offshore although even here it was not particularly exciting. A total of 5.5hrs of seawatching producing 469 Brent Geese, three Mallard, 11 Pintails, 149 Common Scoters, 161 Red-throated Divers, 82 Oystercatchers, 299 Kittiwakes, four Mediterranean Gulls and three Sandwich Terns. Migrants on the land included 27 Skylarks, six Chiffchaffs, two Firecrests, two Fieldfares, 25 Chaffinches and four Siskins.  

Three Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.