In breezy conditions most of the interest was offshore where there was a steady stream of Sandwich and Common Terns passing west all day and also two Balearic Shearwaters, two Great Skuas and eight Black Terns through. Arctic Skuas were loitering with intent throughout the day. The juvenile Caspian Gull (or a hybrid) and a first-year Yellow-legged Gull were among the gulls at the fishing boats and a Little Ringed Plover also made a brief stop there.
It was fairly quiet on the land with just a few Willow Warblers and a Tree Pipit to be seen.
Five Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.
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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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