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10th Oct

There was a small arrival of migrants before a short spell of heavy rain curtailed activities followed by a brief relocation to Sandwich where a Yellow-browed Bunting had been caught. Of note on the land here were two Yellow-browed Warblers and a Dartford Warbler along with 65 Chiffchaffs, two Firecrests and 13 Song Thrushes while two Rock Pipits, 427 Chaffinches 300 Goldfinches, 90 Siskins and 19 Reed Buntings flew over. Birds moving offshore included 280 Brent Geese, six Eider and a Shag.

A small catch of moths included a Scarce Bordered Straw.