A Black-throated Diver, five Whimbrels, ten Great Skuas, five Little Terns, 1035 Common Terns and 36 Arctic Terns passed east on the sea in over four hours of watching.
Five Buzzards, 13 Swifts, 50 Swallows, 18 Yellow Wagtails, a Tree Pipit and seven Siskins passed overhead whilst grounded migrants included a Garden Warbler and two Ring Ouzels. A Ring-necked Parakeet was also seen.
At least 14 Porpoises were feeding offshore and three Brown Hares and two Stoats were seen on the land.
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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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