Another fairly quiet day on the bird front, a small number of spring migrants were noted including nine Wheatear, four Black Redstarts, 15 Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler and a Firecrest. Also of note were a total of five Bramblings which were seen in several locations in the recording area.
The sea was also quiet with the only birds of note being a total of 202 Brent Geese.
Three Harbour Porpoise were also seen.
Two Light Orange Underwing moths were seen at the Long Pits.
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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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