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Local weather


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11th Sep

There was a decent arrival of migrants into the bushes this morning with 12 Willow Warblers, 30 Chiffchaffs, 70 Blackcaps, a singing Firecrest in the Moat, two Spotted Flycatchers and two Pied Flycatchers of note.  A Marsh Harrier and at least 15 Buzzards, a Swift, a Hobby, 250 Sand Martins, 2000 Swallows, 15 Yellow Wagtails, 14 Grey Wagtails, ten Tree Pipits and four Siskin passed overhead. A Black Tern and two Arctic Skuas were feeding offshore.

A few birds were recorded on the NocMig with the highlight being a Stone-curlew at 0312hrs.

Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen.

A Delicate was of note from the Moth Trap.