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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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21st Apr

With fresh to strong north-east winds most of the interest was offshore again. Almost full day coverage was achieved with the highlights being five Black-throated Divers and an excellent total of 2491 Bar-tailed Godwits with other bits and pieces including 307 Common Scoters, 31 Whimbrel, five Knot, seven Little Gulls, five Mediterranean Gulls, two Great Skuas, a Pomarine Skua and three Arctic Skuas. Terns were surprisingly low in number but did include 73 Arctics. Coverage of the land was limited but one observer saw a Red Kite flying over the Trapping Area.

Around 40 Porpoises were feeding offshore again along with a Grey Seal and two Brown Hares were seen on the land.