A wet and very windy day. The first couple of hours saw a bit of movement offshore with two Velvet Scoters, 1058 Gannets, 46 Kittiwakes, four Mediterranean Gulls, 52 Sandwich Terns, two Great and one Arctic Skua and 49 Razorbills of note.
Very quiet on the land in the miserable weather.
A Brown Hare was seen on the shingle at the fishing boats.
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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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