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1st Oct

It was much quieter on the land after yesterdays fall of migrants with just 20 Chiffchaffs and six Blackcaps in the bushes and a Buzzard, three Sand Martins, 1,000 Swallows, two Yellow Wagtails and 12 Reed Buntings passing overhead of interest The Dartford Warbler was seen in the Desert again. A quiet sea produced 12 Mediterranean Gulls, a Great Skua and eight Arctic Skuas of note.

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.

The moth traps produced another two Palpita vitrealis, our seventh Convolvulus Hawkmoth of the autumn, a Vestal and two Delicates. Two Southern Oak Bush-crickets were found in the Observatory garden,