Migrants were pretty scarce again but did include a Green Sandpiper, 513 Sand Martins, nine Willow Warblers and seven Yellow Wagtails and the bird of the day in the form of an Osprey flying south-east and out to sea this afternoon.
Two Mediterranean Gulls flew west and two juvenile Yellow-legged Gull were seen on the beach.
A Common Seal and three Porpoises were feeding offshore.
A fairly small moth catch overnight included two Langmaid's Yellow Underwings.
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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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