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12th Oct

A surprisingly quiet morning with very few grounded migrants, a trickle of birds overhead and virtually nothing of note offshore. Migrants passing overhead included 23 Skylarks, 28 Swallows, 37 "alba" Wagtails, three Rock Pipits, four Bramblings, 750 Goldfinches, eight Siskins and 12 Reed Buntings. while the best of the grounded migrants were just 25 Chiffchaffs, four Blackcaps, a Firecrest and seven Redwings.

Four Porpoises were feeding offshore.