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16th May

A handful of migrants on the land included singles of Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler and a Yellow Wagtail. There was very little movement offshore but a Black-throated Diver, 20 Whimbrel, seven Sanderling and four Mediterranean Gulls passed through and two Yellow-legged Gulls were seen at the Patch.

Ten Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Three Tree Bumblebees were seen.

And some good news concerning the Geotomus shieldbugs which have now been confirmed (as expected) as petiti