Chiffchaffs dominated proceedings again today with about 120 being seen whilst other bits and pieces in the way of grounded migrants included five Goldcrests, ten Song Thrushes, five Redwings and 12 Stonechats. There was also a bit of overhead passage with four Grey Wagtails, five Rock Pipits, the first Brambling of the autumn, 40 Goldfinches, seven Siskins and 50 Reed Buntings of note.
Seawatching, mainly in the afternoon, resulted in 1050 Brent Geese passing through along with a Sooty Shearwater, three Arctic Skuas, a Great Skua and three Mediterranean Gulls
Three Porpoises were feeding offshore and a Weasel was seen in the trapping area.
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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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