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Saturday, 10 November 2018

10th Nov – Little Owl: the fifth EVER for Lundy!

Richard Campey notched up a very well-deserved 'Lundy tick' this afternoon when he found a Little Owl towards the top of St John's Valley. This is only the fifth in the island's ornithological history and comes after singles on 15 June 1933, 7 November 1944, 1 June 1955 and 1 June 1984. Unfortunately Richard's views were brief and the light poor, so he didn't have his camera readily to hand, but his sketch and supporting notes do the job perfectly:

Richard's other sightings during a challenging day weather-wise included three Teal, a Water Rail, a Woodcock and two Reed Buntings, all at Pondsbury, a Golden Plover over the Airfield and 500+ Chaffinches over Millcombe and elsewhere in the south of the island. Seawatching produced a Manx Shearwater, 79 Gannets, 23 Kittiwakes, 11 Great Black-backed Gulls and 21 auk sp.

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