A quiet day both bird- and weatherwise. Two Snipe, two Water Rails, six Long-tailed Tits and a Goldfinch were about the best on the land and not much offshore other than a few auks.
Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.
Elsewhere, the drake Smew remains on the RSPB Reserve and at least two Water Pipits were of note in the hayfields.
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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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