The first significant rain for some time probably came too late in the day to produce a large fall of migrants but a scattering of birds in the bushes included singles of Grasshopper Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher and Whinchat whilst birds passing overhead included two Marsh Harriers, an Osprey, four Grey Wagtails, a Tree Pipit and the first Siskin of the autumn.
Over four hours of seawatching produced two Balearic Shearwaters, 12 Arctic Skuas, a juvenile Pomarine Skua and singles of Great Skua and Black Tern of note. Two Yellow-legged Gulls were also roosting on the beach.
Six Porpoises were seen.
Migrant moths trapped overnight included another Convolvulus Hawkmoth along with a Gem and a Vestal.
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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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