The first calm morning since the 1st January allowed for a good search of the land which resulted in four Firecrests in the trapping area, two Chiffchaffs and three Cetti's Warblers at the Long Pits and a Fieldfare, five Siskins and five Linnets overhead.
An early-morning seawatch produced three Velvet Scoters, 150 Red-throated Divers seven Mediterranean and seven Little Gulls of interest.
Elsewhere, two Penduline Tits were seen from the viewing ramp at Hookers on the RSPB Reserve but were very elusive in the afternoon at least.
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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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