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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

A new bird for Lundy...

Tim Davis and Tim Jones have just added a new bird to the Lundy list, that was formerly in the list of unsubstantiated historical records. Their phone message reported them birding in Millcombe Valley on the 9th down by the Secret Gardens. Tim Davis then very quietly said to Tim Jones a single word "Dipper" , Tim Jones thinking TD had taken leave of his senses turned round stunned to see TD looking through his binoculars to repeat "I'm looking at a Dipper". They watched the juvenile Dipper for some 20 or so seconds when it flew into the walled garden and sat on a fence post. They watched the bird for a while until it flew up Millcombe Valley past the steps, and was not seen again.

They also report the Black Guillemot present on the 7th and 8th (saturday and sunday) , four singing Chiffchaffs, three Whitethroats and at least three Whitethroats. Also 60 Puffins with six birds present on Puffin Slope.

Other observers had reported a Turtle Dove on the 8th.

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