More miserable weather on the Point meant birding was uncomfortable to say the least with a strong westerly breeze and drizzle all day. On the bird front the first-winter Glaucous Gull was present again along with the first-winter Caspian Gull around the puddles/lighthouse area. Good numbers of auk still in the area with plenty of Guillemot heading west. Of note there are still huge numbers of gulls still feeding at the patch.
On the RSPB Reserve 2 Long-eared Owl still roosting by the dipping ponds, 3 Smew along the access track, Slavonian Grebe still on Burrowes Pit and 2 Great White Egrets at Boulderwall Farm.
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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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