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Friday 26th August 2011

Weather consisted of a moderate to fresh east south-easterly wind, there was complete cloud cover. Migrants observed passing through were 5 Wigeon, 44 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Common Scoter, 10 Gannet, 1 Cormorant, 5 Oystercatcher, 12 Grey Plover, 1 Sandwich Tern, 10 Common Tern and 5 Swallow. The highlight today was a Great Skua seen moving north at 08:20 hours. Warblers found were 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 6 Common Whitethroat. A Mediterranean Gull was recorded. 7 birds ringed today; 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Robin, 3 Starling and 1 Collared Dove. Butterflies seen included Small Copper, Common Blue and Comma. A Migrant Hawker Dragonfly was seen.