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19th Aug

A breezier morning restricted ringing operations but allowed for some seawatching but it was fairly slow going with seven hours of observation eventually producing three Balearic Shearwaters, a Black-tailed Godwit, two Mediterranean Gulls, 290 Sandwich Terns, 294 Common Terns, three Little Terns, 13 Black Terns and two Arctic Skuas. A juvenile Yellow-legged Gull was on the beach. On the land 60 Sand Martins, 35 Willow Warblers, a Whinchat and 35 Yellow Wagtails were of note.

Five Porpoises and a two Grey Seals were seen offshore and a Common Pipistrelle bat was feeding around the Observatory in the evening.