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19th Sep

The run of north-westerly winds continues, reducing any passage over the land. There was 45 Chiffchaff, two Willow Warbler and two Firecrest in the bushes while a Golden Plover, a Snipe, 150 Swallow, a Yellow Wagtail, four Grey Wagtail, 45 Meadow Pipit, three Tree Pipit and ten Reed Bunting flew over. The sea once again provided the most interest, with some really spectacular bait balls just a few metres offshore, there was hundreds of Sandwich Terns, Gannets and gulls feeding over them. There was some passage at sea as well, the highlights being 110 Brent Geese, 115 Common Scoter, 55 Dunlin, a Little Tern and a Black Tern west however eight Sooty Shearwaters and a Little Gull flew east. 

20 Porpoise and two Grey Seal were feeding offshore.