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17th Aug

Despite the continuing general lack of birds on the land a Wood Warbler was seen in the Trapping Area along with 40 Willow Warblers, a Garden Warbler and two Spotted Flycatchers. and a distant Osprey flew over the area. Seawatching produced a Balearic Shearwater, two Black Terns and an Arctic Skua. A Greenshank flew over along with 35 Swifts, 50 Sand Martins, six Yellow Wagtails, a Grey Wagtail and a short-staying Corn Bunting

This evenings Orthoptera watch produced 11 singing Large Coneheads and 16 Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets in and around the Trapping Area.