There were two Wrynecks in the scrubby areas to the south of the trapping area and were giving good views (in the morning at least). Other migrants were generally thin on the ground though with 15 Chiffchaffs, 30 Blackcaps, a Garden Warbler, a Spotted Flycatcher, three Redstarts, two Whinchats, nine Wheatears, five Tree Sparrows and ten Grey Wagtails of note.
The sea was also fairly quiet but the first hour or so after dawn produced two Great Skuas, six Arctic Skuas, seven Black Terns and a continuing stream of west-bound Sandwich Terns.
At least 15 Porpoises were counted.
A Delicate was the best of the moths trapped overnight and a Hummingbird Hawk-moth was seen by day along with two Clouded Yellows.
Elsewhere, three Cattle Egrets continue to be seen around Boulderwall or at ARC and a Pectoral Sandpiper was found at Dengmarsh.
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