One of the quietest days for some time with just a trickle of birds overhead, very little in the bushes and just three lingering Arctic Skuas offshore.
The only birds of note on the land were 15 Blackcaps, a Spotted Flycatcher, nine Whinchats and seven Redstarts. A Tree Pipit was the best of the trickle of birds flying over.
The Tree Crickets were singing well this evening and could be heard from the Observatory.
Three 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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