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Wednesday, 27 February 2019

27th Feb – Puffins join the record breakers

A mesage from Dean this morning brought news of the first two Puffins of the year, spied on the water below the breeding slopes at Jenny's Cove when counting Razorbills. This constitutes the first February record of Puffins for the island, being a week ahead of the previous earliest date of 6 Mar, a record that was set in 1983. And so this exceptionally warm, exceptionally pleasant, yet somewhat unsettling spell of summer-in-winter weather has yielded another 'first'. It's back to something more akin to business as usual tomorrow, with a big drop in temperature forecast and the first real rain for a while, but February 2019 has certainly left its mark on Lundy ornithology.

Whilst on the topic of Puffins, this summary of new research findings published in Bird Study and reported here by Audubon gives fascinating insights to a Puffin's-eye view of the world (and indeed other Puffins) that is normally invisible to humans...

Heavily cropped shot of distant Puffins in Jenny's Cove, 27 Feb © Dean Jones

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