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14th May

Still disappointing with the continuing cool NW wind. A Little Ringed Plover flew over the area and a Common Sandpiper was seen at the Long Pits. At sea, five Sanderlings, 12 Whimbrel and two Mediterranean Gulls flew through.

Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

A Grizzled Skipper and the first Common Blue butterfly of the year were seen.

At least 20 Variable Damselflies were found at the Long Pits.