A calm, cold and clear morning brought another decent drop of migrants with 70 Chiffchaffs and 50 Blackcaps making up the bulk and also a Spotted Flycatcher.
Passsage overhead was quite good with a Greenshank, a Hobby, 440 Sand Martins, 500 Swallows, eight Grey Wagtails and 20 Reed Buntings.
An afternoon seawatch produced 12 Arctic Skuas and another Grey Phalarope.
At least six Porpoise were feeding offshore.
A Clouded Yellow was seen in the moat.
Elsewhere, a Buff-breasted Sandpiper was seen on one of the new pits behind the main pit at Scotney and nine Cattle Egrets were seen on the Reserve.
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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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