A day with long spells of drizzle and light rain and a light south-easterly breeze which failed to produce anything of real note. Several hours of seawatching eventually produced a Balearic Sheareater, five Great Skuas and 16 Black Terns moving west and ten Arctic Skuas were still loitering with intent offshore. Barely a migrant to be seen on the land although an Osprey which has been roaming around the peninsula for the last few days eventually made it into observatory airspace.
Ten 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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