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14th Sep

Heavy rain throughout the morning hampered observations on the land but once it cleared there were decent numbers of migrants to be seen including a Hobby, 132 Chiffchaffs, six Reed Warblers, 70 Blackcaps, four Garden Warblers, 13 Lesser Whitethroats, three Spotted Flycatchers, a Pied Flycatcher, a Redstart, two Whinchats and 21 Wheatears. Of note, offshore were a Grey Heron and 16 Sanderling passing through and five Caspian Gulls, three Yellow-legged Gulls, ten Little Terns, two Black Terns and six Arctic Skuas lingering.

Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and two Brown Hares were seen on the land.