After a night of violent winds and torrential rain the day dawned surprisingly calm and sunny. Seawatching was the order of the day again with over three hours this morning producing six Shoveler, two Teal, seven Eider, 289 Common Scoters, a Velvet Scoter, 275 Red-throated Divers, 138 Kittiwakes, 15 Mediterranean Gulls and a few auks of note.
Four Firecrests were also seen in the trapping area.
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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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