Lundy Fowl Observatory: Lundy Fowl Observatory Replace


The extended settled climate welcomed some other surprising push of past due migrants. The transparent spotlight was once  the strident music of a first-summer male Commonplace Rosefinch making a song in Millcombe. First picked up at 0655 by means of Steve Wing, the chicken was once sponsored the by means of vocalisations from Willow Warbler and Cuckoo. A per month top depend of 13 Commonplace Whitethroat was once recorded round Millcombe and Decrease East with respectable numbers nonetheless pushing thru. The Goldcrest pair proceed to nest construct in Millcombe conifers and the Hooded Crow continues to favour Tillage Box and Water Tanks.

Any other past due Sand Martin trickled thru, accompanied by means of 106 Swallow and 211 Area Martin. Fours of Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff around the southern valleys and copses, plus singles of feminine Whinchat, Tree Pipit, Sedge and Lawn Warbler. 52 Starling nests had been positioned, predominantly across the village and Noticed Flycatcher stay abundan with 16 birds nonetheless knocking round! 

A lone Ringed Plover pressed north and a pair of Dunlin frequented SW Box Flash. An grownup feminine Sparrowhawk installed a short lived look over East Facet close to Quarry Cottages, 14 Gannet had been logged offshore and a second-calendar 12 months Cormorant reappeared on Pondsbury. TwoYellow Wagtail known as overhead and a 3rd was once at the deck in St Helen’s Box, whilst a unmarried White Wagtail patrolled Lighthouse Box at the side of 2 feminine Greenland Wheatear.

First-summer Rosefinch, Millcombe © Richard Campey

Dunlin, SW Box Flash © Richard Campey
Incredible crowd joined chicken log this week. From left to proper: 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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