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Sunday 27th September 2015

Another good day of visual migration including a Water Rail, Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 6 Snipe, a single Swallow, a Cetti's Warbler (ringed), 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, one in the NWT car park and another near the pay hut, 3 Chiffchaffs, a Whitethroat, 3 Redwings, 6 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Stonechats, 2 Grey Wagtails, 55+ Redpolls, and 6 Siskins. On the sea 3 Red-throated Divers, 5 Gannets, and 20 Common Scoters were seen. A Balearic Shearwater also flew east past the NWT. A Humming-bird Hawk Moth was at the buddleia on and off all day.