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11th May

Another day which was virtually devoid of migrants. The only birds of note were two Buzzards, a Ring-necked Parakeet and a few Swallows passing through.

Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

In the fine conditions the insects on view improved with three Downy Emerald dragonflies of particular note. Two were freshly emerged from the Long Pits and thus breeding was confirmed. Other dragonflies seen today included Four-spotted Chasers, several Hairy Hawkers and a few Variable Damselflies. Singles of Grizzled Skipper and Brown Argus were also seen.