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18th May

Very quiet yet again. Two drake Eiders were the best from the sea but barely a hint of a migrant on the land.

Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

A Holly Blue, a Brown Argus and two Grizzled Skippers were of note among the very few butterflies to be seen.

Elsewhere, a Purple Heron was seen at Dengemarsh but was generally elusive.