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Local weather


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10th Aug

A few migrants continue to arrive with a juvenile Cuckoo, 20 Willow Warblers, five Reed Warblers and four Yellow Wagtails of interest. An evening seawatch produced five Mediterranean Gulls flying east and two juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls feeding at the Fishing Boats.

Three Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore and a Common Pipistrelle bat was feeding over the Long Pits after dark.

An evening survey for orthoptera produced two Large Cone-heads and a Great Green Bush-cricket at the north end of the recording area and a further Large Cone-head in front of the Observatory. A Mediterranean Stick-insect was also found in the garden. The moth-traps were unbelievably quiet with just five moths caught from two traps.