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12th Sep

The seawatching was dominated by a steady westerly movement of 25 Arctic Skuas along with two Mediterranean Gulls and 200 Sandwich Terns. Birds passing overhead included 600 House Martins, 20 Yellow Wagtails, 14 Grey Wagtails, a Tree Pipit and 23 Siskins.

Ten Porpoises and singles of Common and Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Moth-trapping produced two Palpita vitrealis, another Oblique-striped and 16 Delicates.