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27th Oct

The first couple of hours of daylight saw a westerly movement of 100 Brent Geese, eight Wigeon, six Sanderlings, 40 Dunlin, 25 Kittiwakes, 26 Little Gulls, 24 Mediterranean Gulls and 1620 Razorbills. A Rock Pipit was the only bird of note on the land.

Two Porpoise were seen offshore.

Despite the poor conditions overnight the moth traps still produced three Gems, four Vestals and a Palpita vitrealis of note. Two Mediterranean Stick-insects were found in the Observatory garden.