With a fresh and cold NW wind blowing migration was at a very low ebb with just a handful of finches passing through and very little else of interest.
The sea was also quiet with the exception of around 1500 Mediterranean Gulls still feeding offshore and with a couple of Arctic Skuas in attendance.
Despite the cold night the moth traps were surprisingly productive again with two Vestals and a Delicate of some note.
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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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