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29th Sep

Strong SW winds for most of the day meant most of the coverage was offshore but even here it was very quiet with just ten Little Gulls, eight Mediterranean Gulls and three Arctic Skuas of any note. The best on offer on the land was just a fairly late Swift.

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.

A male Southern Oak Bush-cricket, three Palpita vitrealis and five Delicates and were all attracted to the moth lights and three Mediterranean Stick-insects were seen in the Observatory garden.