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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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29th Apr

The clear highlight of the day on the land was a Wood Warbler which was singing at the north-east corner of the Trapping Area during the morning. Three Ring Ouzels were also seen nearby. The sea continues to receive lots of coverage with nearly 12 hours today producing two Tufted Ducks, three Eider, three Red-breasted Mergansers, a Black-throated Diver, three Manx Shearwaters, 67 Whimbrel, 142 Bar-tailed Godwits, 17 Little Terns, 761 Common Terns, 22 Arctic Terns, ten Great Skuas, four Pomarine Skuas and 20 Arctic Skuas of note. A Merlin also came in.

Ten Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.