There is still only a trickle of birds passing through but an Osprey which came in from the south at 1210hrs was particularly noteworthy. The Glaucous Gull and a Little Gull were feeding at the Patch again. Brent Geese trickled through with 383 seen along with an Eider and 74 Sandwich Terns.
The best of the migrants in the bushes were 20 Firecrests and a Dartford Warbler was also seen near the fishing boats. A Grey Wagtail, two Bramblings and 100 Chaffinches also passed overhead.
Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was also seen.
At Dengemarsh Gully one of the Bluethroats was still present but it sounds as if it has become much more elusive than previously.
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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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