There were a few grounded migrants in the bushes this morning with a Short-eared Owl, a Firecrest, 55 Chiffchaffs and ten Blackcaps of note whilst nine Golden Plovers, a Hobby, ten Tree Sparrows, a Yellow Wagtail, three Tree Pipits, 19 Siskins and 13 Reed Buntings passed overhead.
At least five Arctic Skuas were feeding offshore and a Great Skua passed through.
Two Clouded Yellows were seen and including one of the pale helice form.
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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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