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25th Oct

A few birds passed overhead but it was otherwise fairly quiet. Visible migrants included 67 Skylarks, 27 Swallows, three Tree Sparrows, three Rock Pipits, 12 Bramblings, eight Redpolls, 680 Goldfinches and 25 Siskins. Over three hours of seawatching produced just an Eider, 26 Kittiwakes, 34 Little Gulls, 13 Sandwich Terns and 480 Razorbills. A Short-eared Owl was seen in the Desert and 14 Chiffchaffs, three Dartford Warblers and Firecrest were seen in the bushes.

The moth traps produced three Palpita vitrealis and a Scarce Bordered Straw of interest.