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11th Oct

Very quiet in the bushes but a bit passing overhead with 45 Skylarks, 40 Chiffchaffs, four Dartford Warblers, five Firecrests, nine Song Thrushes, nine Bramblings, 30 Siskins, two Corn Buntings and 40 Reed Buntings. A seawatch in the afternoon produced a Scaup, five Velvet Scoters and nine Mediterranean Gulls of note.

Five Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen on the land.

Four Clouded Yellows, ten Ornate Shieldbugs and two Mottled Shieldbugs were also of note.