A quiet day with just a handful of migrants on the land including a Garden Warbler, a Redstart, three Whinchats and ten Wheatears and a trickle of birds passing overhead including 110 Swallows and ten Yellow Wagtails.
Whilst there were plenty of birds offshore, mainly Sandwich Terns, there wasn't a great deal of movement with just six Arctic Skuas and six Black Terns of note.
A Bottle-nosed Dolphin was an unusual sighting along with about 20 Porpoises and two Grey Seals.
A Scarce Bordered Straw was trapped overnight and four Hummingbird Hawkmoths were feeding at the Red Valerian patch in the moat.
Five Cattle Egrets came into the roost site at ARC alongside eight Great White Egrets and 20 Little Egrets.
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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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