With a drop in the wind and slightly warmer conditions there was a small arrival of migrants on the land with our first three Spotted Flycatchers of the year and 35 Willow Warblers of note along with three Hobbies, a Buzzard, four Yellow Wagtails and the Wood Warbler again.
The sea remained fairly quiet although several hours of watching eventually produced six Tufted Duck, a Little Egret coming in, 65 Whimbrel, 17 Sanderling, two Knot, six Little Terns, two Black Terns, four Great Skuas and five Arctic Skuas.
Five Porpoises were feeding offshore.
Five Grizzled Skippers were seen in the trapping area and a Brown Argus was seen in the moat.
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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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