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3rd Oct

Strong westerly winds reduced any signs of migration on the land with just a Merlin, 20 Chiffchaffs and three Goldcrests in the bushes and a Grey Wagtail, 40 Siskins and 30 Reed Buntings of note overhead. The sea was a little better with the morning watch producing ten Gadwall east and three Little Gulls, 26 Mediterranean Gulls, a Great Skua, seven Arctic Skuas and 228 Gannets of interest.

Despite the strong winds the moth traps were productive again with singles of Palpita vitrealis, Box-tree Moth, Delicate and Radford's Flame Shoulder of note as well as a Western Conifer Seed-bug.

Attentions were somewhat deflected away from the Point though with the presence of a very mobile ringtail Pallid Harrier in the Dengemarsh area.