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21st May

There was a thin scattering of migrants on the land including a Garden Warbler and a Spotted Flycatcher in the moat, a Firecrest in the trapping area and eight Corn Buntings in the Broom around the Point while a Buzzard, three Yellow Wagtails and a Tree Sparrow flew over.
The sea was very quiet with just one Black Tern of note.

A Porpoise and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Brown Argus continue to be seen in good numbers and a Holly Blue was seen in the trapping area.

The Serin continues to sing in its chosen trees at Littlestone and a Bee-eater was seen flying over Lade Pit