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28th July

A windy day with prolonged heavy showers during the morning brought a bit of slow seawatching. Eight hours of watching produced just 191 Gannets, 29 Sanderlings, three Mediterranean Gulls and two juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls. A total of 67 Swifts and 36 Sand Martins also flew out to sea.

Tow Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

There were very few moths in the traps this morning but they did include our second Acrobasis tumidana of the year.