A warm clear day with a gentle south westerly breeze blowing throughout the day.
Birds are still rather few and far between with only a single Yellow-legged Gull present at the boats and the only other notable observations being four Mediterranean Gulls heading west and 56 Sand Martins heading out. Two Yellow Wagtails headed over the trapping area, along with 20 Swifts.
The moth trap showed a few signs of what might be a good weeks trapping, as a southerly airflow moves into the UK through the week. The highlights were Two Sussex Emeralds, a Dark Sword-grass and a Delicate, along with plenty of the more usual Dungeness shingle specialities.
A single Grey Seal was seen down by the Patch this morning.
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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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