Very quiet on the land with barely a migrant to be seen although a Kingfisher flew around the trapping area and just two Grey Wagtails and a Tree Pipit of any interest.
The sea was also very quiet in the morning but as the wind and rain increased this afternoon there was a distinct increase in offshore passage with 12 Arctic Skuas, three Black Terns, 842 Sandwich Terns and 336 Common Terns.
Three Porpoises were feeding offshore again.
Two Sickle-bearing Bush Crickets were found this evening despite the less than ideal weather conditions. Plenty of Tree Crickets were also still present.
Elsewhere, a Cattle Egret appeared on the RSPB Reserve and went on to roost at ARC but of more interest was a Red-necked Phalaarope which was also found on the water at the southern end of the ARC Pit.
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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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