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15th Aug

A total of 11 Whimbrel, 50 Sand Martins and 22 Yellow Wagtails passed overhead while ten Willow Warblers and ten Wheatears were seen in the bushes but the highlight of the day was an Osprey which flew over the Point and eventually out to sea. 

Another Thresher Shark was seen breaching this afternoon in what it is turning out to be a remarkable summer for sightings.

Overnight moth-trapping produced a Brussels Lace and a Black Arches, (the fourth and eighth observatory records respectively) and a Jersey Tiger was seen in the Desert.

A Slender Groundhopper was caught in the Desert while an evening search for Orthoptera proved highly successful with seven singing Large Coneheads and 15 Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets (seven adults and eight nymphs) being found. A few Tree Crickets were also singing.