A damp, misty day rendered the sea invisible for the most part although four Arctic Skuas were seen in a brief clearer spell. It was also fairly quiet on the land but five Blackcaps, a Firecrest and three Siskins were of note.
Twenty Porpoises were feeding offshore and three Brown Hares were seen in the Desert.
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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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