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Tuesday 17 May 2016

Tue 17 May – Hirundine passage still going strong

Trevor Dobie, currently on the island as organiser of the Lundy Field Society Conservation Break, has sent through the following update today, Tuesday 17th May:

"Saw two Linnet pairs with nesting material near Pondsbury yesterday disappearing into gorse. Loads of Swallows and House Martins passing through – several hundred Swallows each day. Many Puffins at Jenny's today. Singing Willow Warbler in Quarter Wall Copse and Chiffchaff also calling there and in St Helen's Copse."

The strong, relatively late passage of hirundines could reflect migration delays encountered during cold, wet and windy weather in the Iberian Peninsula during much of the first half of May.

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