With the wind increasing through the day there was plenty of seawatching to be done. Over seven hours of watching produced a Teal, 72 Common Scoters, a Manx Shearwater, a Balearic Shearwater, 500 Gannets, 25 Knot, 20 Whimbrel, a Redshank, six Mediterranean Gulls, 422 Sandwich Terns, two Little Terns, 238 Common Terns, two Arctic Skuas and four Great Skuas.
A Pied Flycatcher was found in a private garden and a count of 25 Reed Warblers around the Long Pits was of note.
Five Porpoises and singles of Grey and Common Seal were seen offshore.
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Corona Virus Update
We are glad to say that the Observatory is now clear and visitors are very welcome. We are very pleased to be accepting bookings at the Observatory. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we may request that you take a Lateral Flow Test (provided) before you first come in. The hides will be open for 'Friends of DBOT'. However, we would request that you continue to observe safe practises and sanitiser and spray will continue to be provided to clean down the handles and closures in the hide after you have used it.
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