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30th Aug

It was hard work again on the land with just a Hobby, 280 Sand Martins, 85 Swallows and 25 Willow Warblers of note. Two first-winter Yellow-legged Gulls were seen at the fishing boats and nine Arctic Skuas were seen offshore during the day.

Three Porpoises, two Common Seals and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Four Large Cone-heads (including two brown forms) were seen and a Convolvulus Hawkmoth was found in the Heligoland Trap.

The Pectoral Sandpiper was seen again at Dengemarsh.