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31st Aug

There was a reasonable arrivals this morning with 70 Willow Warblers, a Sedge Warbler, ten Lesser Whitethroats, 15 Whitethroats, a Pied Flycatcher, two Whinchats, 15 Wheatear, five Tree Sparrows, 15 Yellow Wagtails and a Grey Wagtail. It was very quiet offshore with just a Mediterranean Gull and an Arctic Skua of note.

Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

Elsewhere, the Pectoral Sandpiper was seen again at Dengemarsh and a Dotterel was seen on a couple of occasions as it flew over Galloways on the Lydd Ranges in the morning.