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7th July

There was a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull and 12 Mediterranean Gulls, nine adults and three juveniles, at the Patch early this morning feeding with 500 Black-headed Gulls, six Common Terns and four Sandwich Terns. 

Two Sand Martins were seen flying south towards the fishing boats. A Garden Warbler was singing in the trapping area and a male Black Redstart was frequenting a private house on the estate.


Six Porpoise were seen off the board walk along with a Thresher Shark, which breached twice beyond the Buoy early this morning.

At the top of the Long Pits two Brown Hawkers were hawking over the pit and a several fresh Common Blues were on the wing.