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1st Oct

A Yellow-browed Warbler was heard but not seen in the Trapping Area this morning although the strong westerly wind made further observations difficult. The only other grounded migrants appeared to be a few Chiffchaffs and a Spotted Flycatcher. A Greenshank, 720 Swallows, 800 House Martins, three Grey Wagtails and six Rock Pipits flew over the area. There was little of interest offshore other than 1154 Gannets west during the day and a first-winter Caspian Gull on the beach.

Two Porpoise and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Six Ornate Shieldbugs were found in front of the Observatory and a Green Shieldbug was found at the north end of the recording area.