Although the gale force winds overnight had dropped a bit by the morning it remained a difficult day for recording. The only birds of note on the land were two Firecrests in the moat and a trickle of Goldfinches passing overhead. The sea was well covered but even here there was very little movement with the best birds being 132 Brent Geese, two Pintails, an Eider, five Red-breasted Merganser, a breeding plumaged Black-throated Diver, 500 Gannets, 13 Golden Plovers, three Arctic Skuas, 66 Sandwich Terns and singles of Common and Arctic Tern and Mediterranean Gull.
Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore and a Badger and a Brown Hare were seen on the land.
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Corona Virus Update
We are very pleased to be accepting bookings at the Observatory. 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'. 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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