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31st May

The highlight of the day was a brief flyover Serin but other migrants on the land were almost non-existent with just a Hobby over and a Reed Warbler singing in the Moat. Thirteen Mediterranean Gulls and an Arctic Skua were seen offshore.

The Water Shrew was seen again under a metal sheet at the top of the Long Pits and a Brown Hare was seen in the Desert. Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

Two Brown Argus were also seen.

Elsewhere, a Bee-eater was heard calling over Lydd.