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 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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