Not a great deal to report. A couple of Willow Warblers were heard in the trapping area and a few Swifts flew south but not much else was seen on the land. Four Mediterranean Gulls and two juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls were feeding offshore.
Three Porpoises and two Grey Seals were seen offshore and a Common Pipistrelle bat was feeding around the Observatory in the early hours again.
Six Small Red-eyed Damselflies were seen on the Southern Long Pit.
The Black-winged Stilt was still present at the ARC 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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