A light to fresh southerly wind today encouraged another and bigger easterly movement of Brent Geese with 1816 counted during the day. Other birds were fairly sparse but did include 13 Wigeon, seven Red-breasted Mergansers, 58 Kittiwakes west, 320 Red-throated Diver west and 38 east, seven Mediterranean Gulls west and another nine feeding at the Patch and 500 Guillemots west. A first-winter Caspian Gull was also feeding at the Patch this morning.
A Firecrest and a few Long-tailed Tits were seen in the trapping area.
Singles of Common and Grey Seal were feeding 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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