Thick fog at first limited the early morning coverage. After the fog cleared the regular Caspian and Glaucous Gulls were seen and good numbers of Great Crested Grebes and Guillemots were feeding in the calm waters offshore. A check of the bushes failed to produce anything of real interest.
Elsewhere, a Glossy Ibis arrived on the RSPB Reserve and was seen on several occasions but was fairly elusive as it fed out of sight in the various ditches around Dengemarsh and Boulderwall.
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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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