There were still a few Chiffchaffs arriving today along with the first four Redwings of the autumn and a Firecrest but it was otherwise fairly quiet in the bushes.
A Buzzard, a late Yellow Wagtail, a Grey Wagtail,16 Siskins and 12 Reed Buntings flew over the area.
There was a large feeding frenzy of Gannets, various gulls including 12 Mediterranean and 300 Sandwich Terns this morning but actual movement was very slow with just seven Arctic Skuas and a Great Skua of note in nearly three hours of watching.
At least ten Porpoises and three Grey Seals were feeding offshore.
A Clancy's Rustic was a notable catch in the mothtrap overnight.
The Buff-breasted Sandpiper continues to be seen, albeit distantly, in the fields behind Scotney and four Cattle Egrets were still present on the RSPB 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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