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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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22nd Mar

Another excellent day for offshore passage with the Garganey extravaganza continuing and another 25 passing through along with 159 Pintail, 15 Velvet Scoters, two Black-necked Grebes, five Avocet, 16 Little Gulls and 84 Sandwich Terns of note. There were also 1869 Brent Geese, 57 Shovelers, seven Gadwall, 15 Teal, three Eiders, 1277 Common Scoters, 347 Red-throated Divers, five Bar-tailed Godwits and five Mediterranean Gulls making up the numbers. A Red Kite flew west along the beach and other birds passing overhead included 30 Chaffinches, two Bramblings and five Siskins. Grounded migrants remain fairly scarce but a Jack Snipe, Firecrest and a total of ten Black Redstarts were of note.

Ten Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

A Comma was seen at the Long Pits.