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Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Lundy Fowl Observatory: Lundy Fowl Observatory Replace

 Light northerlies produced the products on the island with sturdy migration being seen all day. A great passage of hirundines and Swift stored everybody out all day counting, because the wardens have been capable of open some nets this afternoon. Todays totals are as follows: 13 grownup and 11 younger Mallard, 2 grownup and seven younger Teal on pondsbury. A Male Cuckoo was first seen on Quarter Wall however then made its approach into Millcombe within the afternoon then into the slope web. Solely the second chook to be ringed since 2009 but in addition the second this yr! A god day for waders with a fly over Whimbrel on census, a Summer time plumage Dunlin by North mild have been additionally joined by the lengthy staying Purple Sandpiper and Turnstone, a Frequent Sandpiper in Aztec Bay seen was solely the third of the yr. The male Kestrel was seen bringing meals into the nest website once more, and 9 Peregrine was the very best depend for could. Glorious Hirundine passage in the present day with a trickle early on however an enormous push come the afternoon with the Tims sitting at North mild counting because the left the island, a single Sand Martin, 748 Swallow and 955 Home Martin logged in 3 hours, additionally 138 Swift, 7 every of Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Sedge Warbler. Extra thrilling information is that we’ve a pair of Goldcrest in breeding situation. A staple for the previous few days have been the Noticed Flycatchers and in the present day did not disappoint with 64 being seen together with 8 being ringed. What a spectacle. A feminine Whinchat on Quarter wall and our first Gray Wagtail of the yr flew over. The Hooded Crow was nonetheless in tillage area and a Ringtail Harrier was seen briefly under quarter wall cops, in all probability a Hen Harrier however views weren’t conclusive.  

Ringing totals:

Sedge Warbler 3, Chiffchaff 3, Noticed Flycatcher 10, Whitethroat 1, Willow Warbler 3, Linnet 2, Goldcrest 2, Goldfinch 2, Swallow 1, Cuckoo 1

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