There was a small arrival of birds on the land with two Firecrests, 50 Chiffchaffs, 12 Blackcaps and two Wheatears and a couple of Jays also dropped in. Birds passing overhead included seven Golden Plover, a Merlin, a Hobby, a Grey Wagtail, two Rock Pipits, seven Redpolls, 380 Goldfinches, nine Siskins and 28 Reed Buntings.
The sea was very quiet with the usual lingering Arctic Skuas present but not much else to be seen.
Four Porpoises and Grey Seal were seen.
Decent numbers of moths were trapped overnight with four Delicates being of note.
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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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