A hot and sunny day with not a great deal to be seen on the land or sea. The best on offer were just two Pied Flycatchers and two Garden Warblers in the bushes and four Mediterranean Gulls and an Arctic Skua offshiore.
At least 12 Porpoises were feeding offshore along with two Grey Seals and a Common Seal.
Moth numbers continue to disappoint but did include a Palpita vitrealis, a Tawny Wave (the third Observatory record) and two Clay Triple-lines.
Another visit to look for rare orthoptera was very successful with eight Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets being found.
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