With the fine, spring-like weather there was a steady movement of birds offshore today with 750 Brent Geese, eight Wigeon, 17 Pintail, 324 Red-throated Divers, 870 Gannets, 294 Kittiwakes, three Great Skuas, 435 Razorbills and 2000 auk sp. A Glaucous Gull also flew east this morning and was presumably the same individual that was seen later in the morning at St.Margaret's.
One Porpoise was also seen.
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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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