There was a small increase in the numbers of gulls feeding at the Patch and with 25 Mediterranean Gulls of note and another seven passing eastwards this afternoon. Two Grey Herons flew south and out to sea.
Five Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.
The first of the second brood Brown Argus butterflies have started to appear.
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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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