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Local weather


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20th Oct

A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen briefly in the Lighthouse Garden this morning while the thin scatter of grounded migrants included seven Chiffchaffs, two Firecrests, 12 Goldcrests and eight Song Thrushes. Good numbers of birds also passed overhead during the morning with a Rock Pipit, two Bramblings, 150 Lesser Redpolls, 1500 Goldfinches and 560 Siskins. Fifty Mediterranean Gulls were feeding offshore this morning.

There was also great excitement when we discovered that a Motus-tagged Yellow-browed Warbler had been picked up on our receiver between 0100-0200hrs on Wednesday (18th) morning. It was originally tagged on the Dutch island of Vlieland on the 8th October.   

Two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

The moth traps produced three Palpita vitrealis, two Gems, a Scarce Bordered Straw and another Delicate. Three Mediterranean Stick-insects were seen in the Observatory garden and two Mottled Shieldbugs were seen in the Old Lighthouse garden.