A wet and windy start to the day with 22mm of rain falling overnight.
The main interest of the day were five juvenile Yellow-Legged Gulls, present within the group of gulls at the fishing boats.
Only a small number of early migrants were recorded throughout the day with 19 Sand Martins, four Swifts, a Whimbrel and a single Yellow Wagtail noted.
At least two Porpoise and a single Grey Seal were also seen from the Fishing Boats.
Elsewhere a Roseate Tern made an appearance on the reserve, first being spotted on ARC before moving to Burrows.
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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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