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23rd July

A Yellow Wagtail and a handful of Sand Martins passed through while at least 25 Mediterranean Gulls were feeding at the Patch.

At least five Grey Seals and a Common Seal were feeding offshore and a Terrapin species was seen in the Southern Long Pit.

There were plenty of moth-traps overnight but not much in the way of uncommon stuff with a Clay Triple-lines and a Starwort being about the best on offer.