A handful of migrants on the land included four Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, three Firecrests, three Wheatears, a Redwing, two Bramblings and two Siskins. Carrion Crows were much more in evidence with at least 90 birds moving west during the morning.
The sea was very quiet during the morning but a bit of movement from late morning produced 210 Brent Geese, three Red-breasted Mergansers, single Arctic and Great Skuas and 250 Sandwich Terns. A Merlin was also seen.
The juvenile Glaucous Gull and first-winter Caspian Gull were seen at the Patch again.
Six Porpoises were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was also seen.
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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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