Still generally low numbers of migrants on the land but with a Merlin, six Firecrests, three Dartford Warblers and a Wheatear of note whilst birds passing overhead included 15 Tree Sparrows, a Grey Wagtail, a Rock Pipit, 140 Redpolls, 150 Goldfinches, 30 Siskins and five Reed Buntings.
There was very little movement offshore but an Arctic Skua, five Sandwich Terns, a Common Tern and four Mediterranean Gulls were lingering.
Brown Hare, Grey Seal and Porpoise were all seen during the day.
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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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