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3rd Oct

A good day on both the land and at sea. Grounded migrants included 50 Chiffchaffs, a Yellow-browed Warbler, 50 Blackcaps, two Garden Warblers, four Firecrests, two Ring Ouzels, 50 Song Thrushes, a Spotted Flycatcher, an excellent 120 Robins, two Redstarts, four Whinchats and ten Wheatears. Overhead passage produced a remarkable 24 Grey Herons, two late Swifts, 12 Skylarks, a Yellow Wagtail, 1000 Meadow Pipits, two Tree Pipits, a Rock Pipit, a Brambling, 300 Lesser and one (trapped) Common Redpoll and 90 Siskins.

Nearly seven hours of seawatching produced 13 Shelducks, 21 Shovelers, two Gadwall, 60 Wigeon, 11 Pintail, 422 Common Scoters, six Knot, 54 Dunlin, six Snipe, 461 Sandwich Terns, two Little Terns, a Great Skua and ten Arctic Skuas.

Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

The "new" ground in front of the Observatory revealed another new species for the area in the form of Tuberous Verbena Verbena rigida.