Very quiet on the land with the first Hobby of the spring and the Pheasant and a Firecrest in the trapping area being about the best on offer. The sea was a bit more productive but even here was fairly slow going with over six hours of watching eventually producing three Eiders, seven Manx Shearwaters, 19 Great Skuas and four Arctic Skuas of note while six Mediterranean Gulls and 150 Arctic Terns were feeding at the Patch.
Five Porpoises were feeding offshore.
A Light Orange Underwing moth was seen in the trapping area.
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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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