A quiet start to the month with just a handful of grounded migrants and a bit of overhead passage but very little moving offshore.
The best of the birds on the ground were 20 Blackcaps, 17 Lesser Whitethroats, a Spotted Flycatcher, a Redstart, ten Whinchats and 15 Wheatears while birds flying over included 11 Buzzards, 40 Yellow Wagtails and two Grey Wagtails.
Other than large numbers of Sandwich Terns there was very little to be seen offshore.
Ten Porpoises were feeding offshore.
A Clouded Yellow butterfly and three Hummingbird Hawk-moths were seen around the Observatory.
There was still no further sign of either the American Black Tern or the Terek Sandpiper and the Cattle Egret population seems to have been reduced to a single individual.
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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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