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Tuesday 19th June 2018

Highlights around the Observatory included a Spoonbill on the Broadwater near the hide, 2 Red Kites over, 2 Cuckoos, Grasshopper Warbler reeling and 14 Swifts.

An impressive 79 Middle-barred Minors were in the moth traps, where highlights included 3 Red-necked Footman, 4 Flame Wainscot and a Snout. Butterflies were of limited interest in overcast conditions but a Wall Brown and 4 Small Heaths were seen.

 Bordered White - Holme Bird Obs, June 2018 © David Bratt

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