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Monday 4th June 2018

Little was seen during the morning with a northerly breeze and thick fog hampering observations. Limited highlights included singles of Hobby and Cuckoo over the reserve and Little Terns fishing along the Broadwater throughout the day.

The moth traps were relatively quiet also with 2 Poplar, 1 Elephant and 2 Small Elephant Hawk-moths the best of it. Three Wall Browns were seen.

This Eurasian Oystercatcher spent most of the day on the roof of the hide - Holme Bird Obs, June 2018 © David Bratt


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