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5th May

There was a very small arrival of migrants on the land with the first Spotted Flycatcher of the spring along with six Willow Warblers, four Garden Warblers and a Sedge Warbler. Seawatching was very slow with just two Velvet Scoters and two Great Skuas of note.

Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

A 30-minute search of the moat produced one example of the very rare shieldbug Geotomus petiti.