A rather wet and windy start to day with 28mm of rain falling over night.
Three juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls were at the Fishing Boats this afternoon, with a single also seen at the Patch this morning. A single Whimbrel, three Fulmar and four Kittiwake headed west. Five Turnstones were also present around the boats.
A single Grey Seal and two Porpoise were also seen this afternoon.
The first evening visit to the Desert revealed a nymph Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket and small numbers of singing and nymph Tree Crickets.
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Corona Virus Update
We are glad to say that the Observatory is now clear and visitors are very welcome. We are very pleased to be accepting bookings at the Observatory. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we may request 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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