After all the birds feeding offshore over the last few days it was quite different today with just small numbers of auks and Gannets to be seen although Great Crested Grebes increased to around 1500 birds during the day. The regular first-winter Caspian Gull was still present and the juvenile Glaucous Gull made at least one brief appearance this afternoon.
A few birds of note on the land included a Dartford Warbler just south of the Observatory, the Grey Wagtail feeding around the settling tanks behind the seawatch hide again and Siskin and Bullfinch in the trapping area. A Little Grebe was also seen on the northern Long Pit.
A Red Admiral was also seen.
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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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