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18th May

A return to normality with just a Hobby and the breeding summer migrants to be seen on the land and a Pomarine Skua and two Arctic Skuas of note on the sea. 

Six Porpoises were feeding offshore.

The first Common Blue butterfly of the year was seen and a couple of Grizzled Skippers were also found in the Trapping Area. 

Elsewhere, a Red-rumped Swallow was flying over Lade North Pit for a short time this afternoon.