Lundy Chicken Observatory: Lundy Chicken Observatory Replace

Massive information, the primary Home Sparrow egg was laid in the present day! That is considerably later than regular, for context the primary egg was laid on the twenty fifth April final 12 months and the primary fledglings had been recorded on 1st Might 2021! There’s clearly just a few components at play right here and the delay seems to be mirrored on the mainland, however just a few components could possibly be the chilly and moist spring, overwintering Sparrowhawk and Merlin, and elimination of the Lundy rooster coop (consistent with HPAI pointers) which supplied a wonderful meals supply for the resident sparrows.

Elsewhere throughout the island, a single Hooded Crow continued to affiliate with the 25 Carrion Crow, favouring Tillage Discipline. Hirundine passage was modest, however estimates noticed 200 Swallow over Lundy airspace. The Pondsbury Purple Heron was current for one more day whereas two Sedge Warbler continued to kick round Millcombe, accompanied by the Lesser RedpollNoticed Flycatcher, 4 Whitethroat and a new-in Backyard Warbler.

I am certain you’ll all be part of us in wishing the easiest to Stuart and Megan who left the island in the present day. We would like present our appreciation and say an enormous thanks to Stuart for driving ahead Lundy’s re-accreditation as a Chicken Observatory.

Yellow Wagtail, Fortress Hill © Tony Taylor
Color-ringed Wheatear (sadly lacking a hoop to permit for particular person identification)
© Paul Dean 

The Lundy Workforce wishing Stuart and Megan goodbye for his or her thrilling new chapter

Contributors: Joe Parker, Luke Marriner, Stuart Cossey, Chris & Carol Baillie, Tony Taylor, Steve Wing, Paul Dean, Yuheng Solar.

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