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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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5th Mar

There was a good mix of grounded migrants and birds passing overhead this morning with three Snipe, three Firecrests, 760 Starlings, 20 Blackbirds, 12 Fieldfares, 40 Redwings, five Song Thrushes and 150 Chaffinches and a surprising three flocks of Grey Herons totalling 15 birds heading east. Offshore passage was a bit slow but eventually produced 60 Brent Geese, 58 Common Scoters, two Mediterranean Gulls, nine Sandwich Terns and two Great Skuas.

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.