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Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 19th July 2020

A wet start with rain clearing during the morning. Highlights today were a Great White Egret dropping onto the marsh and a Hobby flew east along the Broadwater early afternoon. Two Black-tailed Godwits flew east and  a Stonechat was near the Observatory. A Crossbill flew over the pines west late morning.

Moths were very varied again today with Tree-lichen Beauty, Least Carpet, 15 Common Footmen, 5 Kent Black Arches, 2 Brown Tail, 28 Scarce Footmen, 3 Rosy Footmen, a Willow Beauty, 2 Small Emerald, a Brimstone, Small Waved Umber, 5 Oak Eggars, 7 Drinkers, 22 Rustics, a Garden Pebble, Lyme Grass, 3 Fen Wainscots, Buff Ermine, Lesser Cream Wave, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Latticed Heath, Common Carpet, 3 Mother of Pearl, Rosy Minor, a Sand Dart, Short-cloaked Moth, Sharp-angled Peacock, Cloaked Minor, Archer's Dart, 3 Ruby Tigers, 4 Pine Hawks, a Privet Hawk, Garden Tiger, Chinese Character, Dunbar, Least Yellow Underwing, Ear sp, 2 Uncertain, Dwarf Cream Wave, Mouse Moth, Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Brown-line Bright-eye, 2 Dingy Footmen, Early Thorn, 2 White-line Dart, Dark Arches, and Single Dotted Wave all recorded.

Tree Lichen Beauty

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