The two Wrynecks were still present but fresh grounded migrants were almost non-existent with just a Grasshopper Warbler at the Long Pits of note. Overhead passage was almost at a standstill as well with just a trickle of hirundines passing through.
Sandwich Terns continue to pass offshore in big numbers and 12 Arctic Skuas, five Mediterranean Gulls and four Black Terns also flew but it was generally slow going after the first couple of hours.
At least 15 Porpoises were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was also seen.
There were reasonable numbers in the moth traps overnight but the only notable record was that of another Delicate.
Elsewhere, four Cattle Egrets and a Pectoral Sandpiper were still present on the RSPB Reserve.
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