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10th July

There were a few hints of autumn migration getting underway with nine Teal, a Pochard and a Red-throated Diver offshore, a juvenile-type Little Egret on the beach at the Patch, a party of three Little Ringed Plover, 1000 Swifts, 30 Sand Martins, three Yellow Wagtails, a Grey Wagtail and 11 Siskins passing overhead, a Common Sandpiper at the Long Pits and a juvenile Sedge Warbler in the Moat.

Three Langmaid's Yellow Underwings were about the best from the night's moth-trapping and six freshly emerged Essex Skippers were also seen.