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25th Oct

An unexpectedly dry and sunny day but sadly still fairly quiet on the migration front. Overhead passage included a Buzzard, 12 Skylarks, three Fieldfares, five Redwings, two Tree Sparrows, a Brambling, 800 Goldfinches, 30 Siskins and ten Reed Buntings while eight Chiffchaffs and a Firecrest were amongst the few grounded migrants seen. A male Pheasant was also seen. It was very quiet offshore but a total of forty Mediterranean Gulls was of note.

Five Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

The moth traps produced two Gems and a Delicate.