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The Trustees.

1st Oct

After strong winds and rain overnight followed by a calm and cloudy morning hopes were high but in the end it was a fairly quiet morning. Highlights included a very distant White Stork, a Dartford Warbler in the Desert and the first Firecrest of the autumn. Grounded migrants were fairly thinly spread with 60 Chiffchaffs, 11 Blackcaps and three Wheatears while birds passing overhead included 600 House Martins, a Tree Pipit, 130 Siskins and six Reed Buntings. The sea remains very quiet with five Great Skuas and seven Arctic Skuas being about the best on offer.

A Porpoise and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and three Brown Hares were seen on the land.

The weather was not great for insects but two Mottled Shieldbugs were found.