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25th Sep

Grounded migrants included 85 Chiffchaffs, two Firecrests, five Goldcrests, 30 Redwings, nine Song Thrushes, two Spotted Flycatchers and a Whinchat while overhead passage was limited to 470 Swallows, 11 Grey Wagtails, three Rock Pipits, a Brambling and two Siskins. The sea was relatively quiet with just 48 Brent Geese, eight Wigeon, two Caspian Gulls, three Arctic Terns and five Arctic Skuas.

Five Porpoises and three Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

An evening search for orthoptera produced five Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket and a Clouded Yellow was seen in the Moat.