More of the same on the land with just a scattering of commoner migrants about including 20 Willow Warblers, two Sedge Warblers and a Garden Warbler. A male Marsh Harrier, two Tree Pipits and 20 Yellow Wagtails passed overhead.
Offshore, the almost constant westerly passage of terns in recent days continued with five hours of observations producing an excellent 2265 Sandwich Terns, 336 Common Terns, four Arctic Terns, two Little Terns and seven Black Terns. Three Great Skuas and a few Arctic Skuas were also seen and an additional three Black Terns were feeding at the Patch.
Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding 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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