Limited coverage as I had a day off in Holland twitching the superb Siberian Rubythroat. However, I have had reports that the sea was fairly quiet with just a few Brent Geese, three Mediterranean Gulls and a Little Gull moving east feeding offshore, another three Mediterranean Gulls feeding along the tideline and the first-winter Glaucous Gull still present. A Skylark was seen at the boats.
A Brown Hare was seen in the car headlights on the way out early this morning.
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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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