A few more local migrant birds arrived but there was very little else in the way of migrants on the land with just four Swallows, two Yellow Wagtails and three Jays of note.,
Offshore passage will also slow with just seven Mediterranean Gulls, two Arctic Skuas and two Great Skuas of note.
Six Porpoise were feeding offshore.
The highlight of the day (for one observer at least) was a Large Tortoiseshell seen in the trapping area.
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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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