Lundy Hen Observatory: Lundy Hen Observatory Replace


The extended settled climate welcomed one other gorgeous push of late migrants. The clear spotlight was  the strident track of a first-summer male Widespread Rosefinch singing in Millcombe. First picked up at 0655 by Steve Wing, the fowl was backed the by vocalisations from Willow Warbler and Cuckoo. A month-to-month excessive depend of 13 Widespread Whitethroat was recorded round Millcombe and Decrease East with first rate numbers nonetheless pushing via. The Goldcrest pair proceed to nest construct in Millcombe conifers and the Hooded Crow continues to favour Tillage Discipline and Water Tanks.

One other late Sand Martin trickled via, accompanied by 106 Swallow and 211 Home Martin. Fours of Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff throughout the southern valleys and copses, plus singles of feminine Whinchat, Tree Pipit, Sedge and Backyard Warbler. 52 Starling nests had been situated, predominantly across the village and Noticed Flycatcher stay abundan with 16 birds nonetheless knocking round! 

A lone Ringed Plover pressed north and a couple of Dunlin frequented SW Discipline Flash. An grownup feminine Sparrowhawk put in a quick look over East Aspect close to Quarry Cottages, 14 Gannet had been logged offshore and a second-calendar yr Cormorant reappeared on Pondsbury. TwoYellow Wagtail referred to as overhead and a 3rd was on the deck in St Helen’s Discipline, whereas a single White Wagtail patrolled Lighthouse Discipline together with 2 feminine Greenland Wheatear.

First-summer Rosefinch, Millcombe © Richard Campey

Dunlin, SW Discipline Flash © Richard Campey
Unbelievable crowd joined fowl 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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