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29th Aug

Another day of few birds. Several seawatches during the day produced a Sooty Shearwater, eight Mediterranean Gulls, 183 Sandwich Terns, two Great Skuas and eight Arctic Skuas of note. A handful of birds on the land included a Cuckoo, 100 Sand Martins, a Redstart, four Whinchats, 15 Wheatears and six Yellow Wagtails.

Three Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Butterflies seen included a Clouded Yellow and three Holly Blues and four Hummingbird Hawkmoths were seen sunning themselves on the power station this morning.

An adult and a nymph Fire Bug were netted in the Moat.