"Helen and I have just returned from what felt like a very short 3-night stay on Lundy. Weather was variable; from glorious summer-style sunshine on the 21st to showers, to a fogbound departure day on the 24th. Our highlights on the beautiful isle this time were:
Manx Shearwater: Small rafts of about half a dozen birds were seen on the sea as we approached on the Oldenburg.
Snipe: Two were flushed in the Quarter Wall area.
Swallows: A constant trickle of birds heading north late afternoon at the rate of about one bird each 3.5 minutes.
Golden Plover: A single bird flew south calling over the west side of Halfway Wall.
Whinchat: One was near the helipad opposite The Quarters.
White Wagtail: A male and three Pied Wagtails were seen in Barton Field and the horse paddocks.
Lesser Redpoll: A single male accompanied a dozen Goldfinches in Millcombe.
Sand Martin: 3 were seen with Swallows and a single House Martin.
Goldcrest: 2 were frequenting Millcombe.
Little Egret: One flew south across the Landing Bay at 3.15pm."
|Puffins were around their burrows in the Jenny’s Cove area. © Philip Lymbery|
|Rafts of Manx Shearwater were seen just offshore. © Philip Lymbery|
|Skylarks were vocal across the island. © Philip Lymbery|