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16th June

Warm and sunny for most of the day but with a spectacular thunderstorm in the evening. Thirty Mediterranean Gulls were feeding at the Patch. Three male Black Redstarts were singing again as they re-establish their breeding territories for another brood.

Three Porpoises were feeding offshore.

The first Meadow Brown of the year was seen and five Holly Blues were seen in the Old Lighthouse Garden including a mating/egg-laying pair. Ten Rest Harrow moths were seen in a late morning search.