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5th Aug

There were a few migrants including 40 Willow Warblers in the bushes but mist netting was limited by windy conditions and a total of 550 Sand Martins passed through during the day.

There was a first-winter Yellow-legged Gull and eight Mediterranean Gulls offshore and single Arctic Skua and Great Skua were chasing the handful of Sandwich Terns offshore

Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

A Willow Emerald damselfly was seen in the Trapping Area and a Southern Oak Bush-cricket was caught in one of the moth traps..