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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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23rd Mar

A day with no wind and clear conditions overhead meant there was very little in the way of grounded migrants and little to be seen offshore in comparison to recent days. The highlights on the land were three Buzzards, four Black Redstarts and a Wheatear. It was very hazy offshore but the morning seawatching session still produced 851 Brent Geese, 23 Shoveler, 29 Teal, 568 Common Scoters, two Mediterranean Gulls and 23 Sandwich Terns of interest.

At least 31 Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and a Badger was feeding in the back garden this evening.

Only five moths were caught overnight but they did include a Satellite which is a fairly scarce visitor to the traps.