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Friday 24th June 2016

Bird highlights today were the Great Knot with a roost of 1500 Knot at Gore Point in the evening, present until 8.15pm at least. Can (sort of) be seen hiding at the back in this photo.

Great Knot in amongst the flock of Knot - Holme Dunes NWT, June 2016

A Hobby mobbed a female Marsh Harrier over the grazing marshes, and other species of note included a Turtle Dove near the NWT payhut and a Lesser Whitethroat singing on the Observatory reserve.

In the moth traps, 53 species included Privet, Pine, Poplar and Small Elephant Hawks, a Beautiful Hook-tip, Pinion-streaked Snout and a major hatching of Common Swifts.