A day with relatively little movement but still a few bits and pieces around. Perhaps the most surprising bird of the day was a very late Yellow Wagtail which spent a few minutes around the Observatory before flying off northwards but an increase in the number of Dartford Warblers to four was more noteworthy and a Bullfinch was also noted.
Birds seemed to be mostly feeding offshore today with a couple of Arctic Skuas and ten Great Skuas but two Little Gulls, 827 Kittiwakes, 43 Mediterranean Gulls and 15 Sandwich Terns did fly west during three hours of watching..
Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.
A Small Copper and several Common Darters made it into the new month.
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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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