Slightly surprisingly there was a little bit of movement offshore today with three Manx Shearwaters west and three Arctic Skuas east along with at least four Mediterranean Gulls loitering. For the second day in a row a flock of Canada Geese (29 this time) and a Greylag Goose flew out to the east and a Gadwall was seen at the Long Pits.
Very little to be seen on the land.
A Grey Seal was seen 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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