A 2.25hr seawatch this morning in a fresh SE wind produced two Red-breasted Mergansers, three Fulmars, 25 Dunlin, 58 Kittiwakes west, a Sandwich Tern and good numbers of auks including 955 Razorbills. Another watch later in the day produced 14 Mediterranean Gulls west. The first-winter Caspian Gull and Glaucous Gull were both also seen during the day.
Three Woodcocks were seen in the bushes at the Long Pits.
A Grey Seal was also seen.
Also of interest, a "Friend" of the Observatory has an almost complete set of Birding World's which he would like to give away. If you are interested in receiving them email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass on the relevant details to the current owner.
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Corona Virus Update
We are very pleased to be planning on opening the Observatory to visitors with numbers being limited because of shared facilities. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we will be requesting that you take a Lateral Flow Test (provided) before you first come in. The hides will be open for 'Friends of DBOT' from May 18th. However, The 'Rule of 6' applies and face coverings are still mandatory in the hides. Sanitiser and spray will be provided to clean down the handles and closures in the hide after you have used it.
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