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21st Sep

A calm morning with rain at first brought a heavy movement overhead with a Little Stint, two Grey Wagtails, two Yellow Wagtails, 1500 Meadow Pipits, two Tree Pipits, 300 Siskins and five Reed Buntings of note  There was also an increase in migrants in the bushes with 40 Chiffchaffs, two Willow Warblers, 30 Blackcaps, two Lesser Whitethroats and ten Wheatears. The sea was very quiet though with just six Arctic Skuas of note in the early morning session.

Eight Porpoises and singles of Common and Grey Seals were seen.