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26th July

Not a great deal of coverage today. A two-hour seawatch in the early afternoon produced two Manx Shearwaters and eight Little Terns of note but not a great deal else.

Five Porpoises and singles of both Common and Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

At least five Small Red-eyed Damselflies were feeding and mating at the southern end of the Long Pits whilst the first female Tree Cricket of the summer was seen in the usual spot at the south-eastern corner of the trapping area.