A still start to the day with a breeze gradually picking up throughout the day.
A single juvenile Yellow-Legged Gull was seen at the fishing boats this afternoon. A single Kittiwake and 14 Mediterranean Gulls heading west.
Seven Willow Warblers were reported today along with a few Lesser Whitethroats, Whitethroats, Blackcap and Chiffchaff. A Great White Egret flew over the Trapping Area.
At least ten Porpoise were seen from the fishing boats this afternoon.
Two Lesser Emperors were seen on the northern Long Pit.
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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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