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3rd Aug

A fine day for a change. There were a handful of migrants on the land with 200 Swifts, two Little Ringed Plovers, 15 Willow Warbles and three Tree Sparrows of note. Seven hours of seawatching produced 71 Kittiwakes, 35 Mediterranean Gulls (with another 150 anting high over the Trapping Area), a Little Gull, a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, 118 Sandwich Terns, three Little Terns, 551 Common Terns, 375 "commic" Terns, a juvenile Arctic Tern, two Arctic Skuas, two Fulmars and 197 Gannets west.

Six Porpoise and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

A nymph Mediterranean Stick-insect was found at the usual spot at the Observatory and an Ornate Shield-bug was found in the rough ground at the front of the Observatory.