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Local weather


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20th Aug

There was a bit of visible migration with 650 Sand Martins, nine Yellow Wagtails and three Grey Wagtails passing through during the morning while after dark two Dunlin and a Green Sandpiper were heard. Although offshore passage was virtually non-existent there were still 60 Mediterranean Gulls and two juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls feeding at the Patch.

Four Porpoise were feeding offshore.

An evening foray for crickets produced five Large Coneheads and 12 Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets.