Yesterdays strong wind had dropped this morning and resulted in a good easterly movement of Brent Geese along with a few ducks and waders. The final Brent Goose total was 1400 as well as nine Pintails, 11 Teal, 18 Shovelers, four Grey Plovers, seven Sanderlings, seven Bar-tailed Godwits and three Mediterranean Gulls.
It remains quiet on the land with just three Firecrests scattered across the Point and a Grey Wagtail and two Siskins flying over of note.
A Grey Seal and at least three Porpoises were feeding offshore.
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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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