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Saturday, 28 May 2016

Wed 25 to Fri 27 May – Teal breed successfully for a second year

The latest update from Tony Taylor is that there were still a few passage Swallows and House Martins moving through on 25th & 26th, plus 5 Collared Doves (a typical late-spring migrant on Lundy), 1 Sand Martin, 5 Swift and 1 Goldcrest. The Reed Warbler was singing again on 26th. The Manx Shearwater colonies were very active on Thursday/Friday night (26th/27th) and eight birds were caught (the first individual being a 'control', i.e. it  had already been ringed somewhere other than Lundy) before rain set in curtailing ringing activity on the sidelands. Fri 27th brought confirmation that Teal have bred successfully for the second year running, when a female and five very small ducklings were seen.

Female Teal with ducklings (plus Mallard pair in foreground). ©Tony Taylor

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