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18th July

A two-hour seawatch this morning this morning produced nine Shovelers, 43 Mediterranean Gulls and a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull. Overhead passage included 140 Sand Martins.

Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

A male Lesser Emperor dragonfly was seen at the northern end of the Long Pits.

A Dark Crimson Underwing was seen briefly as it fed in the flowers of the Buddleja bush in the front gardens of the cottages.