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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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18th Mar

With crystal clear skies and a cold NW breeze during the morning there was not a great deal to be seen. The only birds of note from nearly fours of seawatching were a Slavonian Grebe, two Mediterranean Gulls and 14 Sandwich Terns. The best on the land were eight Chiffchaffs, 31 Redwings and three Bramblings.

At least 22 Porpoises were feeding offshore in the calm conditions this morning.

In the warmer sheltered spots on the land three Commas, nine Peacocks and three Small Tortoiseshells were found.