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26th Oct

Offshore passage included 210 Brent Geese, nine Wigeon, six Sanderlings, six Little Gulls, four Sandwich Terns, two Great Skuas (east) and 342 Razorbills. Migrants on the ground and overhead  included a Merlin, nine Swallows, seven Chiffchaffs, 25 Chaffinches, two Bramblings, 70 Redpolls and 50 Siskins.

Two each of Porpoise and Grey Seal were feeding offshore but the highlight was at least two Tuna feeding at some distance off the fishing boats in the afternoon..

The moth traps continue to provide plenty of interest with a Palpita vitrealis, a Gem, a Vestal, a Delicate and a Green Brindled Crescent. A Mediterranean Stick-insect was also seen in the Observatory garden.