A cold start followed by chilly wintery showers later in the day. The first-winter Glaucous Gull was still present loafing around the lighthouse, meanwhile 2 Little Gull passed the Point. Still good numbers of Great Crested Grebe and auks on the sea.
On the RSPB Reserve 2 Great White Egret were noted at Boulderwall Farm as well as a redhead Smew. The Slavonian Grebe was still present on Burrowes and the Long-eared Owl was behind the dipping pond between the visitor centre and Firth Hide.
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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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