With the wind remaining strong and cold and from the north-east coverage was again more or less limited to the sea. Seven hours of coverage eventually produced four Shovelers, two Black-throated Divers, 33 Grey Plovers, 18 Knot, 12 Sanderling, 38 Whimbrels, two Arctic Skuas, six Little Terns and 640 Common Terns and the birds of the day in the form of 17 Pomarine Skuas.
The first-summer Iceland Gull and a second-summer Yellow-legged Gull were feeding at the Patch.
Nothing of note was seen on the land.
Four 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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