A very warm day with a pleasant south westerly breeze.
A quiet day for gulls, with only a single Mediterranean Gull and two juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls seen at the Patch this morning and very little moving on the sea in the afternoon.
The undoubted highlight was an Osprey circling the trapping area before heading out over the fishing boats pursued by several gulls.
Plenty of Sand Martins were visible on the Point with 261 heading out across the channel and at least a further 230 present above Jarman's along in the evening along with a few Swifts, Swallows and Yellow Wagtails.
At the fishing boats, five Porpoise and a single Grey Seal were also seen in the afternoon.
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