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24th May

The main interest was offshore again where following last nights gale there was a substantial movement of re-orienting seabirds. Of greatest note was a near record spring day total of 421 Manx Shearwaters along with 23 Fulmars, 690 Gannets eight Great Skuas and two Arctic Skuas. Fifteen House Martins also came in. A check of the Long Pits produced a Little Egret but very little else in the way of migrants.

Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

Butterflies included the first Wall Brown since 2014 as well as two Grizzled Skippers and two Brown Argus.