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Local weather


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16th Aug

A juvenile Caspian Gull was seen at the fishing boats but it quickly drifted east and out into the bay. The afternoon seawatch produced a Mediterranean Gull, 89 Sandwich Terns, 46 Common Terns and two Arctic Skuas. Two Spotted Flycatchers were seen at the Long Pits.

Eight Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Two Holly Blue butterflies were seen in the Trapping Area and a Red Underwing moth was trapped overnight and four Hummingbird Hawkmoths were seen during the day.