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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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4th Mar

There was a bit of visible migration this morning with 246 Starlings, four Fieldfares, 112 Redwings, two Song Thrushes, two Bramblings and a Siskin passing overhead while three Firecrests were seen in the bushes. It was quiet for offshore passage but 480 Great Crested Grebes were seen on the sea and the regular Iceland Gull was seen at the Patch again.

A "nocmig" recorder was used overnight and produced a Hawfinch of note along with a Moorhen, a Lapwing, two Golden Plovers, three Ringed Plovers, a Dunlin, 91  Blackbirds calls, ten Fieldfare calls, 1464 Redwing calls and 256 Song Thrushes calls. 

Three Porpoises were feeding offshore.