Lundy Chook Observatory replace– Monday 22 Would possibly 2023

A sunny day with a powerful northerly breeze produced a just right fall of migrants at the island nowadays, loved through all birders and visitors. Nowadays’s totals are as follows: 7 grownup Mallard nonetheless having a look after 4 younger (this quantity is getting smaller through the day!), 18 Swift, a unmarried Racing Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 10 Woodpigeon, 18 Oystercatcher, some other fly-over Ringed Plover (perhaps the similar as the day before today), 56 Kittiwake, 22 Nice Black-backed Gull, 298 Herring Gull (with somewhat of a marked motion up the East Aspect) and 83 Lesser Black-backed Gull (no counts of auks in this windy day). There have been 4 Typhoon Petrels heard on the Battery closing evening. The male Kestrel was once very energetic nowadays – however no longer the feminine, which with a bit of luck way she is sat at the nest – and four Peregrine had been famous. The Hooded Crow was once nonetheless found in Tillage Box. Two past due Sand Martin had been observed early on, and 142 Swallow and 351 Space Martin had been logged all over the day, as had been 5 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, a making a song Lesser Whitethroat and 12 Not unusual Whitethroat. However through some distance the spotlight for all islanders was once the marked build up in Noticed Flycatchers; regardless that no longer somewhat Portland numbers (200+) through Lundy requirements a depend of 42 was once very welcome, 9 of that have been feeding in combination at the Barton Box fence. Then again, rarity sensible the birds of the day pass to the Tims once they had two male Crossbill in Millcombe early on feeding within the pines sooner than transferring off north. No Signal of the Red Heron nowadays!

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Pair of Crossbill © Tim Jones

Peregrine and Lesser Black-backed Gull © Richard Campey

Noticed Flycatcher © Richard Campey 

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