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Wednesday 27th July 2016

A mixed bag weather wise today with a wet start which had obviously hampered moth activity during the night. The most numerous moth again was Ruby Tiger with 30 caught, though this was half the previous nights total. On the western end of the Broadwater 18 Black-tailed Godwits were counted and at least six Whimbrel were heard and seen during the day passing in front and over the Observatory. A brief sea watch produced one distant Gannet and a steady stream of terns, mainly Sandwich, passing west then returning east carrying fish.

Ruby and Garden Tigers in the moth trap - Holme Bird Obs, July 2016