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Local weather


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23rd Aug

There was a westerly trickle of birds offshore with a 90 minute watch producing two Mediterranean Gulls, 125 Sandwich Terns, three Black Terns and an Arctic Skua.

There was a thin scatter of migrants on the land with 35 Willow Warblers, two Spotted Flycatchers, a Pied Flycatcher, a Grey Wagtail, 60 Yellow Wagtail and four Tree Pipits.

Eight Porpoise and four Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

A Rosy Wave was trapped overnight.

Two Southern Oak Bush-crickets were seen in the Observatory garden.