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Local weather


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6th Aug

Migrants continue to arrive on the land with a Grasshopper Warbler, two Garden Warblers and 80 Willow Warblers of note. 

There was some passage of waders overhead including six Lapwings, eight Ringed Plovers and two Redshanks and two Mediterranean Gulls were feeding offshore.

A Grey Seal and four Porpoises were feeding offshore.

A Mediterranean Stick-insect was seen in the Observatory garden and three Large Cone-heads were singing in the Trapping Area.