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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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16th Mar

With a light south-east wind the highlight of the seawatch this morning was our second-best ever day total of 31 Garganey passing east along with 621 Brent Geese and 227 Common Scoters but variety was otherwise limited to six Teal, 19 Pintail, an Eider, a Red-breasted Merganser, 149 Red-throated Divers, 60 Sanderlings, seven Mediterranean Gulls and 14 Sandwich Terns. Although grounded migrants were scarce there was an excellent movement overhead with a record spring day total of 202 Siskin (previous best was 116 on 6th April 1980) as well as three Fieldfares, a White Wagtail, 295 Chaffinches and ten Bramblings.

Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.