The annual Devon Birds day-trip charter of the Oldenburg took place on Sunday 18th May. For a full report by Jon Turner see http://www.devonbirds.org/news/bird_news/devon_bird_news and scroll down to the corresponding date. Highlights included the Black Guillemot in the Landing Bay, two Turtle Doves (sadly now qualifying for rarity status on Lundy), a typically elusive female-type Golden Oriole and a Short-toed Lark – the latter found by Jon on the track near Quarter Wall and subsequently photographed by Phil Abbott (see the excellent pic posted on the Devon Birds website on 19th May).
Alan Rowland, on the island for the past week, confirms that two Turtle Doves were already present on Saturday 17th May and that at least one was still around on Friday 23rd.
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