A cold and clear morning with a northerly breeze produced a small arrival of migrants on the land with 25 Song Thrushes, three Redwings, 40 Chiffchaffs, ten Blackcaps, three Firecrests, a Redstart and two Wheatears of note and six Buzzards and eight Reed Buntings overhead.
Not much movement offshore with just 34 Brent Geese, three Mediterranean Gulls and five Arctic Skuas of note.
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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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