A Willow Warbler was the only obvious new migrant in the trapping area whilst three Cuckoos were displaying at the Long Pits this evening. Six Mediterranean Gulls and the white-winged gull were feeding at the Patch during the morning.
A Porpoise was seen offshore and two Stoats were seen along the Observatory access track.
Two Red-eared Terrapins were basking in the sunshine at the Long Pits.
The best of the butterflies were two Brown Argus along with good numbers of Common Blues and Small Heaths and four Painted Ladies.
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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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