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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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22nd Apr

With little change in the weather seawatching was the order of the day again with nearly 11 hours of coverage. Highlights were four Velvet Scoters, an excellent total of 103 Grey Plovers, 111 Whimbrel, another 1576 Bar-tailed Godwit, 20 Little Gulls, 46 Arctic Terns, a Great Skua and eight Arctic Skuas. Migrants on the land were almost non-existent but did include a male Hen Harrier.

Last nights' Nocmig recording (perhaps not surprisingly) showed 21 passes by flocks of Bar-tailed Godwit but also of note was our first Common Sandpiper of the spring.

At least 20 Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.