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30th May

A day of increasing cloud and rain saw a massive movement of Swifts with around 3,500 birds moving around the storm clouds. A Little Ringed Plover and 11 House Martins also flew over and there were two Reed Warblers singing from unlikely locations suggesting that they were newly arrived migrants.

Four Porpoises were seen offshore and two Brown Hares were seen in the Desert.

At least 40 Variable Damselflies were seen.