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11th Aug

There was another small arrival of migrants with a Redstart, a Whinchat and a Spotted Flycatcher of note along with 200 Sand Martins overhead. It was very quiet offshore.

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Another evening search for orthoptera produced eight male Large Cone-heads and a Mediterranean Stick-insect was seen again in the Observatory garden. The moth traps were disappointing although a Jersey Tiger was flying around the garden at first light and at least ten Hummingbird Hawk-moths were seen during the day. A Lesser Emperor dragonfly was seen on the southern Long Pit.