Lundy Chicken Observatory: Lundy Chicken Observatory Replace

The island acquired glorious protection right now with 15 birders becoming a member of right now’s
8PM hen log within the Tavern. Hirundine passage started round noon and progressively constructed momentum
by the afternoon. Counts noticed birds transferring north alongside a broad entrance totalling 17
Swift, 271 Swallow, 344 Home Martin.
The elevated protection additionally ensured quite a few highest month-to-month counts have been damaged, together with 61
Shag throughout the coast, 22 Raven (fledged younger at Benjamin’s
Chair, Center Park and Lengthy Roost), 75 Starling busily feeding younger, 5 Noticed Flycatcher and 4 Willow Warbler throughout Millcombe and
Quarter Wall Copse, 91 Wheatear and 13
Rock Pipit. A Ringed Plover was heard over Quarter Wall and two Collared Dove braved the island,
together with a daring particular person settling on the North Finish, dangerously near
quite a few Peregrine territories. A single male Teal remained on Pondsbury, alongside
with the Purple Heron and second
calendar-year Cormorant. The second Music Thrush continued for a second day,
however no signal of a mate for the long-staying Millcombe male and the Hooded Crow was logged in
Tillage Area early morning.

Hooded Crow, Tillage Area © Richard Campey

Contributors: Joe Parker, Luke Marriner, Chris & Carol Baillie, Richard Campey, Tim Jones, Tim Davis, Tony & Ann Taylor, Wealthy & Rebecca Taylor, Mary Cadogon, Geoff Oliver, Dennis Weir, Eamon O’Donnell.

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