With more strong winds most of the days interest was offshore with 9.25hrs of watching producing a Teal, eight Fulmars, 11 Balearic and two Sooty Shearwaters, 21 Kittiwakes, a Mediterranean Gull, four Little Terns, 615 Sandwich Terns, 185 Common Terns and four Arctic Skuas. The only birds of note on the land were three Swifts and a Whinchat.
Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were also feeding offshore.
Three Hummingbird Hawk-moths were noted.
Elsewhere, the Glossy Ibis was still present at the ARC Pit.
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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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