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29th July

Another wet and breezy morning produced a handful of seabirds including 77 Kittiwakes, three Mediterranean Gulls, a Great Skua and two Arctic Skuas.

Very quiet on the land with a single Willow Warbler in the trapping area and a Yellow Wagtail overhead.

Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

A check of the trapping area for Orthoptera found seven mid- to late-stage nymph Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets and four final stage nymph Tree Crickets.

Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket Phaneroptera falcata and Tree Cricket Oecanthus pellucens