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Local weather


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29th Aug

The morning seawatch was notable for 21 Balearic Shearwaters which flew west although at very long range along with 11 Teal, ten Dunlin, 372 "Commic" Terns, three Black Terns and seven Arctic Skuas. There was barely a migrant on the land although the Wryneck was seen again and singles of Spotted Flycatcher and Redstart were of note. Three Grey Wagtails and 17 Yellow Wagtails also flew over.

Four Grey Seals and at least 21 Porpoises were feeding fairly close inshore.

A Red Underwing moth was trapped overnight.

The Wasp Spider population in front of the Observatory increased to nine females.