A grim morning of torrential rain and which never really got light until mid-day. Limited coverage but a couple of brave souls did a three-hour seawatch this morning which produced a huge movement of over 1400 Gannets along with seven Gadwall and eight Mediterranean Gulls of note.
Elsewhere, the Ring-necked Duck and Cattle Egret were still present and showing well around the first pool alongside the entrance to the RSPB Reserve.
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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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