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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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27th Apr

The fresh and cold NE wind continues with very few birds on the land but the offshore passage was maintained although in smaller numbers. Twelve hours of seawatching produced four Red-breasted Mergansers, two Manx Shearwaters, a Red-necked Grebe, 466 Gannets, 12 Grey Plover, 247 Whimbrel, 637 Bar-tailed Godwits, six Knot, 17 Little Gulls, 40 Little Terns, 319 Common Terns, 67 Arctic Terns, 1031 "commic" Terns, a Black Tern, six Great Skuas and 13 Arctic Skuas.

Twenty Porpoise and two Grey Seals were seen offshore and a Brown Hare in the Desert.

A single Grizzled Skipper was also seen.