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9:10AM

From the Clifftop

Moth trapping has been unremarkable of late, chilly nights and rain reducing catches or keeping the trap indoors. A few migrants this morning included a Scarce Bordered Straw.

Bird migration has also been quiet, with Meadow Pipits only just getting over 100 in a day, and Swallows 275.

Tree Pipits and Grey Wagtails continue to come through in small numbers most days, a party of 8 of the latter in off the sea was unusual. [Perusal of the two latest Sussex Bird Reports for 2015 and 2016 shows that we record more of these two species here in the autumn than elsewhere in the county]  For the last couple of days I have seen up to 8 Chiffchaffs come in off the sea and alight in clifftop bushes, then move slowly west. At least one Dartford Warbler was calling next to the house this morning.

106 Cormorants roosting on Lee Ness yesterday was a record count for me.

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