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Local weather


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14th July

A Teal, a Whimbrel, two Dunlin passed west while 19 Mediterranean Gulls flew east and a Buzzard flew over the area. Eleven Yellow Wagtails also flew over.

Singles of Porpoise and Grey Seal were seen offshore.

The moth traps were very quiet.

Four Small Red-eyed Damselflies were seen at the southern end of the Long Pits and sweep-netting produced another Heath Shieldbug, ten Bishop's Mitre Shieldbugs, 15 Tree Cricket nymphs and six Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket nymphs.