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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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18th Apr

Another calm but clear morning and still very few commoner migrants on the land although two Yellow Wagtails and a Tree Pipit were new for the year as was an Osprey which came in at the Lifeboat Station and then head north this afternoon. There was a decent trickle of birds moving east offshore this morning with 327 Brent Geese, six Velvet Scoters, 228 Common Scoters, two Red-breasted Mergansers, 51 Whimbrel, three Great Skuas and seven  Arctic Skuas. Numbers were much reduced in the afternoon but a Pomarine Skua and a Puffin flew east and 60 Mediterranean Gulls flew west.

The impressive numbers of Porpoises continue to feed offshore with 40 present and a Grey Seal was also seen.

Three Grizzled Skippers were seen.