The main feature of the day was an excellent movement of Brent Geese with just under 3500 birds passing east up until early afternoon. Other species were generally scarce but did include three Teal, three Curlew, 49 Red-throated Divers and four Mediterranean Gulls. The juvenile Glaucous Gull was also still feeding offshore.
On the land, the highlight was the arrival of our first Wheatear of the spring but other migrants were very sparse.
The Audiomoth was recording again last night and in ten hours produced two Moorhens, a Golden Plover, a Curlew, a Redshank, six Blackbirds and 415 Redwings.
Four Porpoises 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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