A Balearic Shearwater and two Mediterranean Gulls flew west this morning with another two Mediterranean Gulls and a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull feeding at the Patch. Quiet on the land although a flock of six Grey Herons came in from the east and 100 Swifts flew over.
At least eight Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.
A Red-eared Terrapin was seen at the Long Pits.
Good numbers of butterflies were seen with 1000+ Small Skippers and at least 20 Essex Skippers of particular note. A Hummingbird Hawk-moth was seen coming on off the sea whilst the moth traps produced singles of Black-neck, Bordered Straw and Pearly Underwing and 17 Diamond-back Moths of note.
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