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18th Sep

Two Mediterranean Gulls, a Black Tern, 20 Arctic Skuas, a Sooty Shearwater and two Balearic Shearwaters were the meagre highlights from nearly six hours of seawatching.

Two Porpoise and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

The moth traps were productive with Scarce Bordered Straw, Bordered Straw, three Delicates, two Palpita vitrealis and a remarkable total of 25 Box-tree Moths.