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12th Aug

There was a nice arrival of migrants this morning but ringing activities were reduced by a rapidly freshening breeze. Of note were 30 Willow Warblers, 20 Reed Warblers, a Garden Warbler, 15 Lesser Whitethroats, a Whinchat and our first two Pied Flycatchers of the autumn. Overhead was limited to just 25 Swallows and 12 Yellow Wagtails. It was very quiet offshore except for three Arctic Skua heading east into Lade Bay.

Three Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

The moth traps remain disappointing but at least 12 Hummingbird Hawkmoths were seen during the day.