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18th Aug

Very quiet on the bird front with just a Balearic Shearwater offshore and 12 Willow Warblers, four Wheatear, seven Yellow Wagtails and a Tree Pipit of note on the land.

Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

The highlights from a decent catch of moths overnight were two Cydia amplana, a Pine Hawkmoth and The Ear. A tap of the Tree Mallows in the front garden produced eight Southern Oak Bush-crickets.