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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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26th Apr

Another day of clear skies and a cold NE wind meant a few birds on the land including a Hobby and two Ring Ouzels. The morning seawatch saw a good variety of species but numbers were fairly small but a much heavier passage took place in the afternoon. Notable species and totals included 14 Shelduck, nine Teal, ten Velvet Scoters, 1187 Common Scoters, two Black-throated Divers, two Manx Shearwaters, six Grey Plovers, a second-best ever day total of 684 Whimbrel, 1171 Bar-tailed Godwit, 131 Little Gulls, seven Little Terns, 849 Common Terns, 596 Arctic Terns, 4301 "Commic" Terns, two Black Terns, 13 Great Skuas, 29 Arctic Skuas and a Pomarine Skua.

Ten Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

A Grizzled Skipper and a Holly Blue were of note along with at least 220 Small Coppers.

Elsewhere, a Black Kite was seen on the RSPB Reserve.