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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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9th Mar

The wind was still coming from the south-east today and large numbers of birds continued to move up-channel. Over eight hours of watching produced a Light-bellied Brent Goose, 2197 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 34 Shoveler, 22 Gadwall, four Pintail, 40 Teal, ten Eider, four Velvet Scoters, 312 Common Scoters, six Red-breasted Merganser, 290 Red-throated Divers, a Black-throated Diver, 11 Fulmars, five Curlews, an excellent total of 2819 Kittiwakes, 43 Mediterranean Gulls, 15 Sandwich Terns and 1485 auks. It remains fairly quiet on the land but a Long-eared Owl in the Trapping Area was an obvious highlight and four Chiffchaffs, a Firecrest and a Siskin were also noted.

Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.