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9th Sep

Two Mediterranean Gulls and two Arctic Skuas were seen offshore and two Buzzards, 500 Swallows, 12 Yellow Wagtails, five Grey Wagtails and six Siskins passed overhead. A Redstart was the only grounded migrant of any note.

At least 13 Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

The moth traps produced a Box-tree Moth and four Delicates of note and a nymph Ornate Shieldbug was found at the front of the Observatory. Two Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets were seen at the top of the Long Pits.