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5th Aug

With calm conditions for a change there was a decent arrival of migrants on the land with 90 Willow Warblers and 60 Whitethroats providing the bulk of the numbers along with a Garden Warbler, ten Lesser Whitethroats, 15 Reed Warblers and a Wheatear. A couple of Marsh Harriers also flew over and the family of Peregrine Falcons were giving a show during the morning.
The sea was quiet except for a steady flow of Gannets and a trickle of Sandwich and Common Terns.

A Rest Harrow was an unexpected capture in the moth trap along with seven Dark Swordgrass. Three Hummingbird Hawkmoths were also noted.