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21st Sep

A calm but very foggy start to the day resulted in a small arrival of migrants in the bushes and some overhead passage. Of note in the bushes were 90 Chiffchaffs, 30 Blackcaps, 30 Stonechats and eight Wheatears while ten Skylarks, two Tree Sparrows, eight Yellow Wagtails, three Grey Wagtails, three Crossbills and 11 Reed Buntings flew over. Siskins were probably the most abundant migrant with birds calling throughout the morning but most proving impossible to see against the bright blue sky.

The sea was very quiet with just 98 Brent Geese, 15 Wigeon, a Red-throated Diver and an Arctic Skua of note.

Two Clouded Yellows were seen but the moths traps were very quiet.