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29th June

The highlight of the day was an Osprey which flew over the area and eventually departed to the north-west.  Seventy Swifts and two Yellow Wagtails flew over and a Snipe was flushed.

Four Grey Seals and two Common Seals were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen in the Desert.

A September Thorn was trapped overnight and was a new species for the Observatory and was the third area record.

Two Norfolk Hawkers were seen in the Trapping Area.