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24th Oct

A day of more of the same with eight Swallows, 15 Chiffchaffs, two Blackcaps, 18 Firecrests, 90 Goldcrests, two Fieldfares, 35 Song Thrushes, a Mistle Thrush, 11 Black Redstarts, two Grey Wagtails, a Rock Pipit, ten Bramblings, 14 Redpolls and 30 Siskins of note. 
The early morning seawatch produced a Pintail, a Red-breasted Merganser, 620 Gannets, 11 Knot, five Mediterranean Gulls, 27 Sandwich Terns and three Arctic Skuas of interest in two hours. An afternoon watch added 11 Mediterranean Gulls and 24 Sandwich Terns.

I have been playing the Audiomoth sound recorder for the last two nights and have recorded some large movements of thrushes with 420 and 234 Redwings, 180 and 261 Song Thrushes and 32 and 42 Blackbirds over both sessions. Also recorded were a Ring Ouzel and nine Black Redstarts on the 22nd/23rd and a Golden Plover and a single Black Redstart on 24th.

Two Brown Hares were seen near the Sanctuary and a Weasel was also seen.