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28th Aug

Another day of few birds but with some quality in the form of a Wryneck in the Desert/Teasel Bank area although for the most part it was very elusive and a Pied Flycatcher in the Moat. A Buzzard flew over and a Short-eared Owl arrived and a Whinchat and 15 Wheatears were also seen. There was very little movement offshore but a couple each of Great and Arctic Skua were loitering with intent.

At least two Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Elsewhere, a second Wryneck was seen at Galloways on the Lydd Ranges, the Glossy Ibis remains at ARC along with two Black-necked Grebes. A Wood Sandpiper and three Black Terns were seen on Burrowes.