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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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20th Mar

More easterly winds resulted in another day of seawatching. Nearly nine hours of observations produced 2371 Brent Geese with a single Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 53 Shoveler, 16 Gadwall, 71 Pintail, 88 Teal, a Scaup, an Eider, 321 Common Scoters, 14 Red-breasted Mergansers, 17 Grey Plovers and 143 Sandwich Terns. A Buzzard and 17 Siskins flew over the area and nine Chiffchaffs and three Wheatears were found on the land.

Fifteen Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.