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19th Aug

Still just a handful of Willow Warblers scattered across the Point and very little else in the way of migrants. The Patch was attracting plenty of gulls this morning and included an excellent total of 84 Mediterranean Gulls and also two juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls. A Black Tern passed through this afternoon.

Five Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Our second Cydia amplana and  of the autumn was caught in an otherwise fairly poor night.

Elsewhere, an Osprey showed well on the RSPB Reserve along with a Glossy Ibis and three Great White Egrets. There were lots of birds on Lade Sands including a Little Stint and 600 Mediterranean Gulls