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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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11th Mar

Virtually all the coverage was offshore in continuing south-south-east winds and rain from late morning. Numbers were provided by 808 Brent Geese, 22 Shovelers, 67 Teal, 174 Red-throated Divers, 22 Fulmars, 2004 Gannets, 780 Kittiwakes and 1432 auks. More notable records included two Gadwall, 30 Pintail, six Tufted Ducks, an excellent flock of 34 Black-tailed Godwits, two Little Gulls and 27 Mediterranean Gulls. Three Caspian Gulls and a Yellow-legged Gull were also roosting on the beach. 

A Belgian-ringed Chiffchaff was caught late in the day and a Firecrest was also seen.

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.