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Local weather


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11th Oct

A miserable morning with strong westerly winds and frequent drizzle brought a big movement of birds offshore including 710 Kittiwakes, 14 Little Gulls, 159 Mediterranean Gulls, 62 Sandwich Terns, 13 Arctic Skuas, 3,000 Razorbills, ten Red-throated Divers and 1287 Gannets. It was very quiet on the land.

Four Porpoises and two Grey Seals were seen offshore.

The moth traps were surprisingly productive despite the poor weather with a Vestal, a Gem, five Delicates and a Scarce Bordered Straw.

The Pallid Harrier was still showing at Dengemarsh.