Very quiet on the land with the first Hobby of the spring and the Pheasant and a Firecrest in the trapping area being about the best on offer. The sea was a bit more productive but even here was fairly slow going with over six hours of watching eventually producing three Eiders, seven Manx Shearwaters, 19 Great Skuas and four Arctic Skuas of note while six Mediterranean Gulls and 150 Arctic Terns were feeding at the Patch.
Five Porpoises were feeding offshore.
A Light Orange Underwing moth was seen in the trapping area.
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