The bird of the day was a Wood Warbler which spent a short time in the Moat around mid-day. A scatter of other migrants included a party of four Grey Herons, five Willow Warblers, a Grey Wagtail and three Yellow Wagtails.
Three Porpoises were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was also seen.
A Lesser Emperor dragonfly was seen at the northern end of the Long Pits and 25 Small Red-eyed Damselflies were gathered at the southern end of the Long Pits with several pairs in copulation and egg-laying. The highlight among the butterflies was a Clouded Yellow. A Hummingbird Hawk-moth was seen in front of the Observatory.
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