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Local weather


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15th Oct

A quiet day on both land and sea. A trickle of birds passed overhead including 36 Skylarks, three Grey Wagtails, four Rock Pipits and 300 Goldfinches. The first (very late) Ring Ouzel of the autumn made a brief appearance. Three Egyptian Geese flew over the north end of the recording area. Several looks at the sea produced 370 Gannets, a Grey Plover, 13 Bar-tailed Godwits and a Mediterranean Gull.

Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen.

The moth traps were productive with three Vestals, a Gem and a Delicate of note.

Another search for shieldbugs produced four Ornate Shieldbugs and a Forest Bug at the front of the Observatory.