Not much change really from recent days both in birds and weather. A two-hour seawatch this morning saw more heavy westerly movement of gulls and auks including a Mediterranean Gull, 492 Kittiwakes, 1500 Common Gulls, 1310 Guillemots and 2613 Razorbills and the first-winter Caspian and Glaucous Gulls still present.
A Brown Hare was also seen.
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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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