Two Yellow-browed Warblers heard in the trapping area were the best of the birds on the land with other grounded migrants including 55 Chiffchaffs, 11 Blackcaps, two Ring Ouzels and 40 Robins. There was also a bit of overhead passage with two Fieldfares, a Mistle Thrush, four Grey Wagtails, three Rock Pipits, a Brambling, 18 Siskins and a Crossbill of note
It was very quiet at sea although a Balearic Shearwater and three Mediterranean Gulls were lingering off the fishing boats in the afternoon.
Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal 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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