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4th Nov

Fresh, mainly northerly winds encouraged a small drop of migrants in the bushes and a decent passage overhead. Grounded migrants included 31 Chiffchaffs, three Blackcaps, three Firecrests, 38 Goldcrests, nine Fieldfares, 12 Song Thrushes and a late Wheatear. Two Dartford Warblers were also seen. Birds passing overhead included a Little Egret, a Ruff, 30 Mediterranean Gulls, 140 Stock Doves, five Swallows, 1275 Starlings, six Tree Sparrows, two Rock Pipits, 820 Chaffinches, nine Bramblings, 150 Redpolls, 200 Goldfinch, 75 Siskin and three Corn Buntings.

A Grey Seal was also seen.

One Ornate and one Mottled Shieldbug were found.