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2nd Sep

There was a decent increase in numbers of migrants on the land with the highlight being ten Spotted Flycatchers. Other migrants included 25 Willow Warblers, 25 Lesser and 60 Common Whitethroats. Three Egyptian Geese flew over the area and five Grey Herons flew out to sea along with 116 Swallows, 25 Yellow Wagtails, six Grey Wagtails and six Siskins. There was also a decent movement offshore with six hours of recording producing a Gadwall, 24 Teal, five Dunlin, a juvenile Mediterranean Gull, 292 Sandwich Terns, three Black Terns, two adult Pomarine Skuas, 38 Arctic Skuas and 13 Balearic Shearwaters.

Five Porpoise and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

An Ornate Shieldbug was found at the front of the Observatory. The moths were disappointing but did produce a Cypress Pug and two Delicates.