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6th July

The unexpected highlight this morning was the finding of a singing male Melodious Warbler at the Old Lighthouse. However, it was extremely hard to see and in fact it was actually seen for about two seconds in total all morning. A juvenile Cuckoo was seen in the trapping area, two Yellow Wagtails flew over during the morning and 430 Swifts were seen during the day.
Still very little movement offshore but eight Mediterranean Gulls passed through along with another ten birds feeding at the Patch and including the first juvenile of the spring. A juvenile and a third calendar year Yellow-legged Gull were also seen at the Patch.

Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were also feeding offshore.

The Black-winged Stilt was seen at the NW corner of the ARC Pit again.