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26th Sep

A quiet morning with ten Red-throated Divers, nine Little Gulls, two Caspian Gulls, a Great Skua and six Arctic Skuas of interest at sea. Hardly a migrant to be seen on the land with just a Spotted Flycatcher of note and two Buzzards and 180 Swallows overhead.

A three-day small mammal trapping survey was started yesterday and two Harvest Mice were found this morning. Four Porpoises were seen offshore.

The moth traps were surprisingly good and produced two Vestals, a Clancy's Rustic, two Pearly Underwings and a Delicate