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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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8th Mar

With a strong south-east blowing nearly all the interest today was offshore. Over 8.25 hours of seawatching produced 2321 Brent Geese, 11 Greylag Geese, 35 Shoveler, two Gadwall, 44 Wigeon, 146 Pintail, 48 Teal, 12 Tufted Ducks, two Eider, two Velvet Scoters, 162 Red-throated Divers, 17 Dunlin, 121 Kittiwakes, a Mediterranean Gull, 94 Common Gulls, two Sandwich Terns and a Great Skua. It was very quiet on the land with just a Merlin and a Chiffchaff of note.

Three Porpoises were seen offshore.