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29th May

It remains almost devoid of passage migrants with a Tree Pipit singing from the Privet Bush in the front garden of the Observatory being the highlight. Five Mediterranean Gulls flew east during the morning.

A Water Shrew was seen at the Long Pits, two Badgers were seen at the fishing boats and two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Three Grizzled Skippers and three Brown Argus were the best of still limited numbers of butterflies and the first Hairy Dragonfly of the year was also seen.