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Friday, 28 August 2015

A scarce Lundy wader drops in...

Lundy Warden Beccy MacDonald and Assistant Warden ChloĆ« Nicholson have been watching this juvenile Ruff outside Barton Cottages this morning. Ruff is a very rare bird on Lundy – two on 10 September last year were the first since 2007! Further photos are posted on the Lundy Conservation Team's Facebook page.

Juvenile Ruff, 28 August 2015

There have been a lot of Ruff about in the last couple of weeks; the graph below shows the August 2015 spike in BirdTrack reporting rates nationally (red line) over and above the past two years, perhaps associated with the recent unsettled UK weather grounding migrants that set off from NE Europe in fine conditions.

BirdTrack national reporting rates for Ruff www.birdtrack.net

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