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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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3rd Mar

A Woodlark gave good views for a while between the Sanctuary and the Retreat this morning and there was a sizable arrival of Stonechats with at least 17 birds present although many of these appeared to be returning breeding birds. Other migrants on the land were fairly scarce but included 20 Jackdaws, five Chiffchaffs and two Goldcrests. A Black Redstart and a Grey Wagtail were seen at the sewage works again and at least 81 Pied Wagtails came in to roost inside the power station complex this evening. Seven hours of seawatching was also productive with 1942 Brent Geese, ten Shelduck, 12 Shoveler, 12 Pintail, 66 Common Scoter, 143 Red-throated Divers, 133 Kittiwakes, seven Mediterranean Gulls, three Sandwich Terns and 1128 auks passing through. The Iceland Gull was seen at the Patch again. 

After dark large numbers of Blackbirds, Redwings and Song Thrushes and a few waders were passing overhead.

Two Brown Hares were seen in the Desert and three Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.