Lundy Chook Observatory Replace – 17 Could 2023

 Superbly clear circumstances and lightweight NE winds early doorways felt good for a contemporary arrival of migrants, however in actuality noticed little or no motion. The primary fledged Stonechat brood (three younger) appeared in St John’s Valley this morning. Seven late Sand Martin pushed by way of together with 170 Swallow, 92 Home Martin and 38 Swift. The lengthy staying Hooded Crow and Purple Heron continued their island residence for one more day and a second Purple Sandpiper appeared on the island, ignoring the favoured Brazen Ward website and as a substitute feeding at North West Level. A quiet morning ringing session at Millcombe featured singles of recent Sedge WarblerChiffchaffWhitethroatBlackcap and two Linnet, plus the ringed Lesser Redpoll nonetheless loitering across the ringing website.

Purple Heron © Luke Marriner

Hooded Crow © Luke Marriner
New in Purple Sandpiper at North Gentle in additional superior summer time plumage than the long-staying
Brazen Ward particular person © Paul Dean
Contributors: Joe Parker, Luke Marriner, Chris & Carol Baillie, Tony & Ann Taylor, Steve Wing, Paul Dean

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