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Sunday, 22 May 2016

Sat 21 & Sun 22 May – Continued passage and belated news of a Smew!

Tony Taylor reports a quiet day on Saturday 21st, with the only notable sightings being 3 Lesser Redpolls in Millcombe and 13 House Martins. On Sunday 22nd there were 200 Swallows, 50 House Martins (most of the hirundines moving through in the morning), 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warblers, 2 singing Whitethroats, a pair of Blackcaps, 4 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 15 Spotted Flycatchers and 1 Siskin.

Tony has also picked out the following (unverified) reports from the logbook for recent days:

5th May – an Osprey headed north
12th May – a Golden Oriole in Millcombe
14th May – a male Smew on Pondsbury (almost certainly the same individual as sighted at Velator and Braunton Marshes on the nearby North Devon mainland on 20th & 21st May). If confirmed, this would be only the second record ever for Lundy, the previous occurrence being on the similarly improbable date of 15 September, but over 80 years ago, in 1933!
16th May – a Snow Bunting on the East Side and a Tufted Duck on Pondsbury

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