A damp and dreary day with very little to be seen. Two Bramblings flew over the Observatory and 15 Mediterranean Gulls were feeding offshore and roosting at the Point.
A Common Seal was seen.
The Ring-necked Duck and Cattle Egret were both showing well along the entrance track to the RSPB Reserve. Three Caspian Gulls were seen on Burrowes Pit - one of which was the Polish colour-ringed (911P) bird first seen at the fishing boats on 15th October but not seen again until today.
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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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