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27th May

There was a little arrival of migrants during the morning with a Redstart and seven Spotted Flycatchers of note and a Buzzard and three Siskins flew over. The sea was very quiet but a one-hour watch this morning did produce a Little Ringed Plover. A family of Black Redstarts were feeding along the power station wall behind the seawatch hide.

Two Holly Blues were seen in the Old Lighthouse Garden and four Brown Argus were also seen.

Dragonflies have been very late to emerge this spring and numbers are still pitifully low but a Variable Damselfly was found at the northern end of the Long Pits.