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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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28th Apr

The seemingly endless cold and strong north-easterly winds continue. The lack of migrants on the land continues but seawatching was much more productive. The only interest on the land was the two Ring Ouzels at the north end of the Desert again and 30 Swallows, a House Martin and a Siskin flew over. Almost ten hours of watching the sea produced a Black-throated Diver, a Great Northern Diver, 329 Bar-tailed Godwits, 66 Whimbrel, a Knot, two Little Terns, ten Great Skuas, 18 Pomarine Skua (all this afternoon) and 16 Arctic Skuas.

The sea also provided some major excitement in the form of a pod of at least six White-beaked Dolphins which passed east in the morning as well as ten Porpoise and two Grey Seals.