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Tuesday, 16 June 2015

6th to 13th June – Some firsts of sorts....

6 – 13 June 2015 Richard Campey

A glorious week on Lundy which started with a Red-veined Darter near Pondsbury, which we think is a first for Lundy, from photographs Richard captured and identified by Tim Davis and Tim Jones. This was followed by Tim Jones seeing a female Teal on Pondsbury, but instead of just a single bird sighting it was accompanied by four ducklings, a first breeding record for this species on the island. And finally on the last day, on the way down the beach road to catch the Oldenburg Richard had a first for his Lundy list in the shape of a Black Guillemot which had been absent for well over a week. This great bird was sitting on the rock just south of Miller's Cake. 

Red-veined Darter near Pondsbury
Teal with four ducklings on Pondsbury

Black Guillemot near Miller's Cake (below Millcombe)

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