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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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2nd Mar

Offshore movement picked up a bit of steam today with nearly six hours of watching producing 860 Brent Geese, eight Shovelers, 14 Wigeon, an excellent total of 186 Pintails, 14 Teal, six Fulmars, 307 Gannets, 38 Sanderlings, 127 Kittiwakes, three Mediterranean Gulls and 1725 auks and the regular second-winter Iceland Gull again. There was also a bit of interest on the land with two displaying Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 11 Jackdaws, a visit from two immigrant Ravens which were rapidly chased off by the resident pair, six Chiffchaffs, two Firecrests, a Goldcrest, two Stonechats, 21 Chaffinches and 12 Goldfinches.

Nine Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.