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8th Oct

A fairly quiet day but with the highlight of four Dartford Warblers in the area along with 90 Chiffchaffs, 12 Blackcaps and three Redwings. In addition, nine Stock and four Collared Doves, four Great Spotted Woodpeckers. five Grey Wagtails, 50 Chaffinches, two Bramblings, 200 Goldfinches, 23 Siskins and 40 Reed Buntings flew overhead.

Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and a Badger came into the garden this evening.

Fire Bugs and Ornate Shieldbugs continue to be seen around the Observatory in good numbers.