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22nd Sep

Rain overnight and a light westerly breeze brought an excellent arrival of migrants with at least 200 Blackcaps and 100 Chiffchaffs, three Lesser Whitethroats, a Redstart and 12 Wheatear while overhead passage included four Yellow Wagtails, ten Grey Wagtails, 600 Meadow Pipit, three Tree Pipit, 60 Siskins and 22 Reed Buntings. Three Arctic Skuas were lingering offshore.

Five Porpoises were feeding offshore.

The moth traps were very productive overnight with a Convolvulus Hawkmoth, a Bloxworth Snout, a Small Mottled Willow, seven Delicates, six Scarce Bordered Straws and four Palpita vitrealis