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Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 27th June 2020

A stormy day with regular rain showers, there are now three Wigeon on the Broadwater, and 2 Grey Herons flew east long the east bank towards Thornham. Two Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 4 Whitethroats, 2 Sedge and 4 Reed Warblers were noted.

A successful moth trapping produced 2 Smoky Wainscots, 2 Barred Straws, 2 Swallowtails, 10 Middle-barred Minors, 2 Heart & Clubs, 2 Clay, 2 Bordered Whites, 3 Diamond-backs, 4 Sand Darts, 3 Flames, 6 Shoulder-striped Wainscots, an Uncertain, Shore Wainscot, Figure of 80, Yellow Tail, 2 Silver Ys, 2 Grey Dagger agg, a Peppered Moth, Elephant Hawk Moth, 4 Lyme Grass, a Pine Hawk, Fen Wainscot, 2 Marbled Minor sp, Buff Ermine, Mottled Rustic, 2 Striped Wainscots, Double Square-spot, a Riband Wave, 3 Large Yellow Underwings, 1 Heart & Dart, Common Rustic, Shore Wainscot, Uncertain, Small Dusty Wave, Light Arches, and a European Corn Borer.

Below: Figure of 80, Light Arches and European Corn Borer

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