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18th Aug

A Green Sandpiper and a Greenshank flew over the area and two Mediterranean Gulls flew west at sea. 

Four Porpoise and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

A torchlight  search for rare othoptera produced 11 Large Coneheads, seven Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets, a Southern Oak Bush-cricket and lots of singing Tree Crickets,

A Wasp Spider was found in front of the Observatory.