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Holme Bird Observatory Monday 11th May 2020

Another blustery but bright day, with a Spoonbill on the Broadwater and 100+ Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Whimbrel and a single Golden Plover on the grazing marshes. Two Cuckoos were calling and 8 Swifts were feeding over the marsh, with a Swallow, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaffs, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats, 4 Sedge Warblers and a Reed Warbler of note. A male Stonechat was on the east bank and a Wheatear was on the grazing marsh.

A few butterflies were present with Small Heath, Small Copper, 3 Brown Argus, 2 Wall Brown and an Orange Tip recorded during the day.

Moths were scarce, with 2 Northern Drab, 2 White Ermine, a Muslin, 2 Cinnabar, a Heart & Dart and a Light Brown Apple Moth the only species caught.

A Large Red Damselfly was at the pond, and 2 newts were still present.