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13th May

Still quiet in fresh NW winds. The best of the seawatching were just a Red-breasted Merganser and three Arctic Skuas and 30 Sandwich Terns also feeding offshore. The only migrants of note on the land were three House Martins.

Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Highlights among the insects included a male Red-veined Darter and a Green Tiger Beetle in front of the power station and two of the very rare shieldbug Geotomus petiti were found in the Moat