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13th Oct

A miserable day of cloud and rain which produced very little. Three Dartford Warblers were the highlight on the land and 223 Swallows and five Rock Pipits also passed through. The sea was very quiet but three Caspian Gulls made brief appearances at the fishing boats and eight Mediterranean Gulls were feeding offshore in the evening.

Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

The moth traps were surprisingly productive with a Palpita vitrealis, a Clancy's Rustic and a Scarce Bordered Straw of note and a Mediterranean Stick-insect was in the bramble bush next to the trap.