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16th May

The highlight of the day was a Honey Buzzard which came out of the Trapping Area at 0920hrs and then flew rapidly east and out to sea with a few gulls giving chase. Four hours of seawatching produced just 22 Manx Shearwaters (flocks of 10 and 12), a Great Skua and two Arctic Skuas.

Ten Porpoise were feeding offshore and a Badger came into the Observatory garden again this evening.

Two Grizzled Skippers and the first Brown Argus of the year were seen.