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Local weather


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9th Oct

A handful of birds on the land included a Merlin, 20 Chiffchaffs, a flyover Ring Ouzel, a Tree Sparrow, three Grey Wagtails, 90 Redpolls, 75 Siskins and 14 Reed Buntings. Large numbers of seabirds were feeding offshore again with at least 500 Kittiwakes, 500 Mediterranean Gulls, four Arctic Skuas and 500 Gannets.

A Common Frog was seen in the garden this evening. 

The most traps were very productive again with another Dialectica scalariella and Musotima nitidalis, two Box-tree Moths, five Vestals, a Convolvulus Hawkmoth, 44 Delicates, a Brick and a Barred Sallow. Two Mediterranean Stick-insects were seen at the Observatory and a Southern Oak Bush-cricket was found in the Trapping Area

The Pallid Harrier showed well at Dengemarsh again and a Black Stork was also seen flying around the general area.