Despite the seemingly favourable conditions the morning was actually very quiet with just a trickle of birds overhead and small numbers of grounded migrants. Of note overhead were two Wood Larks, four Grey Wagtails, 18 Bramblings, 40 Siskins, 12 Redpolls and 28 Reed Buntings whilst birds on the land included a Short-eared Owl, a Firecrest, 15 Chiffchaffs, three Blackcaps and two Ring Ouzels.
A Great White Egret flew also over the Long Pits but was probably one of the "local" birds regularly seen on the RSPB Reserve.
Three Porpoises were seen offshore.
A Clouded Yellow was also seen.
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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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