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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 13th May 2020

Highlights today included a Little Ringed Plover, three Whimbrel and the flock of around a hundred Black-tailed Godwits still on the grazing marsh, along with a least two Mediterranean Gulls. A Grasshopper Warbler was intermittently reeling near the NOA car park and three Jays were in the pines. The moth trap produced ten species which included Eyed Hawkmoth, Small Waved Umber and Green Carpet. Other insects of note included Broad-bodied Chaser and Wall Brown.

Eyed Hawkmoth

Green Carpet

Little Ringed Plover

Wall Brown
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