Seawatching this morning produced four Teal, a party of four Scaup passing west, four Fulmars, 231 Gannets, a second-winter Mediterranean Gull and an early (or wintering?) Sandwich Tern lingering offshore.
Six Long-tailed Tits were around the feeding station again but there was little else to be seen on the land.
Elsewhere, 41 Bewick's Swans were still feeding near Midley and four Long-tailed Ducks were seen at Scotney again. Six Great White Egrets came in to roost at ARC this evening.
By late evening the wind was strengthening rapidly and tomorrow looks set to be a pretty horrendous day of severe winds and heavy rain.
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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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