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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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4th Apr

With a strong WSW wind blowing most of the interest was offshore with birds moving mainly east and passerines arriving from the south. Over six hours of seawatching produced 588 Brent Geese, six Velvet Scoters, 563 Common Scoters, two Mediterranean Gulls and 20 Sandwich Terns. Birds coming in from the south included a House Martin, a Swallow, 717 Meadow Pipits and 90 Linnets.

Four Porpoises were seen offshore.