An Arctic Skua was chasing gulls offshore this evening and three Mediterranean Gulls flew west. Eight Yellow Wagtails flew over.
Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.
The first Small Red-eyed Damselfly of the summer was seen at the southern Long Pit.
Elsewhere, a Bee-eater made a brief appearance on the RSPB Reserve in the afternoon.
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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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