Another slow day in the Observatory area for migrants. Four Mediterranean Gulls were feeding offshore and a Manx Shearwater flew west. The most unusual sighting of the day was that of a flock of 39 Canada Geese which made a couple of sorties over the Point and even went out to sea before returning 30 minutes. A Ringed Plover and a Curlew also flew over and a Spotted Flycatcher at the Long Pits was worthy of note.
Two Porpoises and singles of Grey and Common Seal were also feeding offshore.
Two Holly Blues were seen at the Old Lighthouse Garden.
Elsewhere, a male Red-footed Falcon was seen at Dengemarsh though it was mostly high and distant and did not hang around for very long. There was no sign of yesterdays Rose-coloured Starling.
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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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