A Balearic Shearwater and two Mediterranean Gulls flew west this morning with another two Mediterranean Gulls and a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull feeding at the Patch. Quiet on the land although a flock of six Grey Herons came in from the east and 100 Swifts flew over.
At least eight Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.
A Red-eared Terrapin was seen at the Long Pits.
Good numbers of butterflies were seen with 1000+ Small Skippers and at least 20 Essex Skippers of particular note. A Hummingbird Hawk-moth was seen coming on off the sea whilst the moth traps produced singles of Black-neck, Bordered Straw and Pearly Underwing and 17 Diamond-back Moths of note.
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Corona Virus Update
We are very pleased to be accepting booking at the Observatory. 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'. 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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