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Holme Bird Observatory Moths 27th April 2020

After a very mild evening there was a staggering jump in the number of moths at the Obs today, with 20 species caught:

Pebble Hook-tip, Small Waved Umber, Cinnabar (2), Black-faced Conch (3), Northern Drab (2), Rough-winged Conch (2), Scrobipalpa costella, Nutmeg, Muslin (5), Coleophora sp (2), Brindled Beauty, Pine Beauty, White Ermine, Swallow Prominent, Shuttle-shaped Dart (2), Chocolate Tip, Angle Shades, Light Brown Apple Moth, Hebrew Character, Agonopterix arenella

Some photographic highlights - (for birds please see below);

Chocolate Tip

Rough-winged Conch
Swallow Prominent


Pebble Hook-tip