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25th Aug

A bit of movement offshore included three Whimbrel, 18 Knot, a juvenile Caspian Gull, a Yellow-legged Gull, 113 Sandwich Terns, four Little Terns and an Arctic Skua. A Wryneck arrived in a private garden this evening and a Garden Warbler, two Spotted Flycatchers and 70 Yellow Wagtails were also seen.

Four Porpoises and two Grey Seals were seen offshore.

Moths trapped overnight included a Palpita vitrealis, a  Box Tree Moth, a Vestal, a Peach Blossom and an Ear.

An evening search for the rare crickets produced eight Large Coneheads, seven Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets, a Southern Oak Bush-cricket and a Mediterranean Stick-insect.