A day of awful weather with Force 8-9 winds at times and frequent heavy rain through the morning (although no snow). Coverage was mostly limited to a brief seawatch which produced a single Great Skua. A first-winter Caspian Gull was also seen on the beach.
More gull-watching on the RSPB Reserve eventually produced a total of seven Caspian Gulls.
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Corona Virus Update
We are glad to say that the Observatory is now clear and visitors are very welcome. We are very pleased to be accepting bookings at the Observatory. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we may request 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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