A very warm day with a pleasant south westerly breeze.
A quiet day for gulls, with only a single Mediterranean Gull and two juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls seen at the Patch this morning and very little moving on the sea in the afternoon.
The undoubted highlight was an Osprey circling the trapping area before heading out over the fishing boats pursued by several gulls.
Plenty of Sand Martins were visible on the Point with 261 heading out across the channel and at least a further 230 present above Jarman's along in the evening along with a few Swifts, Swallows and Yellow Wagtails.
At the fishing boats, five Porpoise and a single Grey Seal were also seen in the afternoon.
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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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