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26th May

Very quiet on both land and at sea. A Willow Warbler and a Siskin were the only obvious migrants in the Trapping Area and 41 Sanderling and 34 Turnstones were seen on the beach. 

Our friendly Badger visited the garden in the early hours and six Porpoises were feeding offshore.

A few more flowers of interest were noted including Rock Soapwort, White Ramping-fumitory, Climbing Corydalis and a nice variety of Bearded Iris.

Rock Soapwort Saponaria ocymoides

White Ramping-fumitory Fumaria capreolata

Bearded Iris Iris germanica var?