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2016 Report

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16th August

A Redstart and a Whinchat and a flyover Green Sandpiper and two Snipe were about the best the land could offer whilst three hours of seawatching produced a single Manx Shearwater, three loitering Arctic Skuas and an easterly movement of 270 Sandwich Terns. The Caspian Gull was still at the fishing boats along with four Yellow-legged Gulls and a couple of Mediterranean Gulls.

At least eight Porpoises, three Grey Seals and a Common Seal were feeding offshore.

One Small Red-eyed Damselfly was seen on the Southern Long Pit.

The now regular evening check for orthoptera revealed two adult female Sickle-bearing Bush Crickets and good numbers of singing Tree Crickets