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Local weather


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16th Aug

Three Mediterranean Gulls and an Arctic Skua flew sea whilst overhead passage on the land included 120 Sand Martins, 12 Swallows, nine Yellow Wagtails and the first three Tree Pipits of the autumn. Grounded migrants were almost non-existent.

Five Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen on the land.

Moth-trapping overnight produced a Box-worm Moth of note while a short sweep netting session in the Observatory Garden resulted in five Southern Oak Bush-crickets being caught.