Another day of mainly seawatching in breezy conditions. Almost nine hours of coverage produced 770 Gannets, three Arctic Skuas, 14 Black Terns (inc a flock of 12 birds), 873 Sandwich Terns, 1180 Common Terns, 88 Kittiwakes and two Mediterranean Gulls moving west.
On the land, a Sedge Warbler was seen in the moat, a male White Wagtail was seen at West Beach and 215 Sand Martins flew through. In the evening a Green and a Common Sandpiper flew over.
A Grey Seal and four Porpoises were feeding offshore.
A torchlight search this evening produced two adult Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets and over 30 Tree Crickets.
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