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1st Aug

The best of the morning seawatch were three Balearic Shearwaters along with 305 Gannets, 53 Kittiwakes, a Mediterranean Gull and an Arctic Skua. There was a small arrival of migrants on the land with 13 Willow Warblers of note.

Five Small Red-eyed Damselflies were seen at the Long Pits.

The moth traps at the Observatory produced the pyralid Gymnancyla canella, a Sussex Emerald and a Langmaid's Yellow Underwing but the best moth came from additional traps set in the trapping area in the form of the rare migrant pyralid Loxostege sticticalis