Another hard day with strong cold winds and occasional wintry showers. The juvenile Glaucous Gull was still at the fishing boats, a first-winter Yellow-legged Gull was seen at the Patch and a Firecrest was seen in the trapping area but very little else was noted.
The Audiomoth recorder was deployed again last night with a Water Rail, 14 Blackbirds and 514 Redwings recorded.
A single Porpoise was feeding offshore.
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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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