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23rd Sep

Limited coverage today with many regular observers offsite and heavy rain from late morning. The best on the land were a Hobby, 2700 Swallows, 350 House Martins, a Whinchat and six Grey Wagtails.  A few brief looks at the sea produced two Mediterranean Gulls, five Arctic Terns, a Black Tern, a Great Skua and 11 Arctic Skuas.

A Grey Seal was seen offshore.

The best of the moths trapped overnight were two Vestals, two L-album Wainscots, a Delicate and a Box Tree Moth. A Southern Oak Bush-cricket was also caught.