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5th May

Barely a migrant to be seen on the land and almost no offshore passage but with the highlight of a Red Kite over the area in the morning. Other bits and pieces included five Buzzards, a Swift, 32 Swallows, two Yellow Wagtails and 16 Goldfinches

Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

Notable insects included seven Variable Damselflies and an example of the rare beetle Hister quadrimaculatus