There was a small arrival of migrants on the land with the obvious highlight of a singing Wood Warbler in the trapping area. A Common Sandpiper at the Long Pits and a Jay in the trapping area were also noteworthy.
Seawatching was fairly slow but picked up again in the afternoon when three Pomarine Skuas were noted. Also seen during the day were 678 Common Scoters, a Black-throated Diver, 11 Whimbrel, 724 Bar-tailed Godwits, six Little Gulls, two Mediterranean Gulls, seven Little Terns, eight Black Terns. a Great Skua and 13 Arctic Skuas.
At least 16 Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.
A Holly Blue was seen in the Lighthouse Garden.
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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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