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9:01AM

From the Clifftop

Despite some unfavouable nights of late, with some very cold early mornings, my Fairlight moth trap is pulling in three figure catches, notably lots of Lunar Underwings [pictured] .These come in a variety of colours, this is a fairly dark one; today's count of 70 is my highest ever, anywhere. Also today The Delicate and two Dark Sword-grass [migrants], and two year additions , Turnip and Flounced Chestnut, raise this year's garden list to 350.

With little bird migrant activity first thing, I looked at the sea for an hour, noting 55 Gannets and an Arctic Skua moving east, and the first Kittiwake for many weeks went west. 

At about 8.30 there was a flurry of  House Martins:400 went rapidly west.

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