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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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3rd Apr

A cold northerly breeze for most of the day which saw a trickle of movement offshore and a handful of migrants on the land. The highlight on the land was the first Swallow of the year along with four Buzzards, a Merlin, five Chiffchaffs, 14 Redwings, 25 Robins, six Black Redstarts, three Wheatears and a Brambling. Seawatching produced two Pintails, eight Red-breasted Mergansers, six Mediterranean Gulls and 32 Sandwich Terns of note.

Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and a Badger visited the Observatory garden again this evening.