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20th Sep

The wind had dropped this morning resulting in a small arrival of migrants in the bushes and an increase in visible migration. Numbers were provided by 35 Chiffchaffs, 13 Blackcaps and 15 Wheatears while a Kingfisher was seen at the Long Pits and a Merlin was hunting in the Desert. Overhead, 210 Swallows, five Grey Wagtails, a Tree Pipit, a Rock Pipit, six Redpolls, 525 Siskins and 24 Reed Buntings passed through.

It was quiet morning for the seawatchers with just 39 Brent Geese, four Teal, four Grey Plovers, five Mediterranean Gulls and two Great Skuas of interest.

Three Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen in the Desert. A small, Pipstrelle-type bat flew around the moat in the morning.

Two Large Coneheads were singing this evening.