13th May

Very quiet on both land and sea. A Buzzard flew over the area and the first-winter Iceland Gull continues its stay at the Patch. One Arctic Skua flew east offshore.

With the temperature rising there were quite a few butterflies and dragonflies on the wing. Five Brown Argus, a Grizzled Skipper, the first Small Heaths of the year and a Painted Lady were of note while good numbers of Four-spotted Chasers were taking to the wing.

Two Red-eared Terrapins were seen at the Long Pits.