A breezy day with a westerly movement of birds offshore including 81 Whimbrel, six Greenshanks, two Arctic Skuas, 30 Little Terns and a juvenile Mediterranean Gull.
Overhead, 400 Swifts and 45 Sand Martins were the only obvious migrants.
Six Porpoises and a Common Seal were feeding offshore.
The best of the moths were a Svennson's Copper Underwing and three Langmaid's Yellow Underwings.
A Wasp Spider was seen at the northern end of the Long Pits.
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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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