Lundy Chook Observatory: Lundy Chook Observatory Replace


Waders gained first rate illustration nowadays with a Dotterel noticed shifting north through observers stationed at SW Box and Airfield. A lone Whimbrel and two singles of Ringed Plover at the transfer, certainly one of which accompanied through 2 Dunlin. A Sandwich Tern used to be heard within the Touchdown Bay and superb protection  noticed extra per thirty days totals smashed, this time Shag with 82 folks recorded around the island. The immature Cormorant used to be noticed wing-drying through Quarter Wall Pond and a grownup moved alongside the west coast. The Kestrel pair stay very lively with the male often bringing again Pygmy Shrews to the nest! Delicate hirundine passage totalled 10 Swift, 2 Sand Martin, 254 Swallow and 307 Area Martin. Noticed Flycatcher numbers matched the day gone by (16) and there used to be a small arrival of  5 Willow and seven Sedge Warblers alongside the southeast. Two Yellow Wagtail equipped a dash of colour and three White Wagtail had been logged throughout Millcombe, Stoneycroft and the village.

In any case, after a document of 4 fascinating dragonfly at Pondsbury the day gone by, two male Vagrant Emperor had been showed hawking over the water, together with a 4-spotted Chaser. That is simply the 4th prevalence of Vagrant Emperor for Lundy (the three earlier data had been in Sep 2015, Feb 2019 and Oct 2020). This follows on from an unheard of inflow to Devon and Cornwall in fresh weeks!

Peregrine predating Starling © Richard Campey

Individuals: Joe Parker, Dennis Weir, Kerri Gorentz, Tony Taylor, Eamonn O’Donnell, Ann Taylor, Dez Higgins, Dick Coombes, Gerry Lyons, Steve Wing, Luke Marriner, Geoff Oliver, Richard Campey, Tim Jones, Tim Davis, Wealthy Taylor, Rebecca Taylor, Chris Baillie, Carol Baillie.

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