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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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26th Mar

Two species which have featured in remarkable numbers so far this spring have been Garganey and Siskin and today saw another record spring day total of 411 Siskins moving south-east throughout the morning. Other migrants were a bit limited but did include a Little Ringed Plover, two Merlins, 70 Jackdaws, seven Chiffchaffs, a Firecrest, a White Wagtail, a Rock Pipit, 150 Chaffinches and a Brambling.

It was very slow offshore but a flock of four Garganey was of note and brings the spring total to 94 birds. Also of note were three Mediterranean Gulls and just six Sandwich Terns.

Six Porpoises were feeding offshore.