The annual Devon Birds day-trip charter of the Oldenburg took place on Sunday 18th May. For a full report by Jon Turner see http://www.devonbirds.org/news/bird_news/devon_bird_news and scroll down to the corresponding date. Highlights included the Black Guillemot in the Landing Bay, two Turtle Doves (sadly now qualifying for rarity status on Lundy), a typically elusive female-type Golden Oriole and a Short-toed Lark – the latter found by Jon on the track near Quarter Wall and subsequently photographed by Phil Abbott (see the excellent pic posted on the Devon Birds website on 19th May).
Alan Rowland, on the island for the past week, confirms that two Turtle Doves were already present on Saturday 17th May and that at least one was still around on Friday 23rd.
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This page is run by Lundy Bird Observatory (LBO) as a source of news for everyone interested in the birds and wildlife of Lundy, situated 12 miles out in the Bristol Channel, UK. If you have sightings to report, please consider sharing your observations or photographs with the Bird Obs team here. While you're here, check out the companion website The Birds of Lundy for comprehensive updates to the book of the same name (Davis & Jones, 2007). All bird recording and ringing activities on Lundy are coordinated by LBO and general information about visiting the island can be found here.