A day with relatively little movement but still a few bits and pieces around. Perhaps the most surprising bird of the day was a very late Yellow Wagtail which spent a few minutes around the Observatory before flying off northwards but an increase in the number of Dartford Warblers to four was more noteworthy and a Bullfinch was also noted.
Birds seemed to be mostly feeding offshore today with a couple of Arctic Skuas and ten Great Skuas but two Little Gulls, 827 Kittiwakes, 43 Mediterranean Gulls and 15 Sandwich Terns did fly west during three hours of watching..
Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.
A Small Copper and several Common Darters made it into the new month.
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