A warm and sunny day with light winds throughout produced a Lapwing, a Dunlin, a Whimbrel and a Hobby passing overhead. An insect-feeding flock of gulls passed through the area during the morning which included at least 22 Mediterranean Gulls and a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull was seen at the Patch. Migrants on the land also included a Hobby, 260 Sand Martins and a Yellow Wagtail.
A Common Emerald Damselfly and four Small Red-eyed Damselflies were seen at the Long Pits as was a nymph Scarce Tortoise Shieldbug.
A Common Seal was feeding just offshore.
Elsewhere, the Black-winged Stilt is still being seen at the ARC Pit.
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