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2016 Report

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21st June

Several spells of seawatching during the day totalling 4.5hrs produced 526 Gannets, nine Fulmars, an Arctic Skua, 23 Kittiwakes, a Mediterranean Gull, 115 Common Terns and three Black Terns heading west and a Great Skua moving east. The bird of the day though was a Storm Petrel which flew slowly west off the fishing boats this evening.
There were signs of autumn migration on the land as well with 17 Sand Martins flying south. 
A Little Egret also flew over the Point.

Eight Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

The first Common Darter of the year was seen at the Long Pits where one of the Red-eared Terrapins was also sunning itself.

Elsewhere, the Cattle Egret was still feeding around the cows in Hayfield 3 on the RSPB Reserve.