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2016 Report

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1st Oct

There were still a few Chiffchaffs arriving today along with the first four Redwings of the autumn and a Firecrest but it was otherwise fairly quiet in the bushes.
A Buzzarda late Yellow Wagtail, a Grey Wagtail,16 Siskins and 12 Reed Buntings flew over the area.
There was a large feeding frenzy of Gannets, various gulls including 12 Mediterranean and 300 Sandwich Terns this morning but actual movement was very slow with just seven Arctic Skuas and a Great Skua of note in nearly three hours of watching.

At least ten Porpoises and three Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

A Clancy's Rustic was a notable catch in the mothtrap overnight.

The Buff-breasted Sandpiper continues to be seen, albeit distantly, in the fields behind Scotney and four Cattle Egrets were still present on the RSPB Reserve.