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27th Sep

Chiffchaffs and Goldcrests continue to arrive in decent numbers whilst other bits in the bushes included a Merlin, two "continental" Coal Tits, eight Blackcaps, a Garden Warbler, four Song Thrushes and a Redstart. Overhead passage was fairly light but 17 Tree Sparrows, five Yellow Wagtails, four Grey Wagtails, 260 Meadow Pipits and 25 Reed Buntings were seen.

Very quiet offshore with just a couple of Arctic Skuas of interest.

One Clouded Yellow was seen.

A Brown Hare was seen in the Desert.