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Local weather


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30th Sep

A fine morning produced another large arrival of Chiffchaffs with at least 120 in the area along with 15 Blackcaps, a Firecrest, 12 Song Thrushes, a Pied Flycatcher in the Moat, a Yellow Wagtail, six Grey Wagtails, a Brambling, eight Siskins and 30 Reed Buntings. Around 22 Sand Martins, 900 Swallows and 200 House Martins were also feeding over the Point.

As the weather deteriorated this afternoon 105 Brent Geese and 760 Gannets flew west and a Little Gull, three first-winter Caspian Gulls and five Yellow-legged Gulls were seen on the beach.

Two Ornate Shieldbugs were found at the Observatory.