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 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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