|Meadow Pipits in Middle Park © Tim Jones
A brief visit to the shearwater study colony near Old Light, on a beautiful, moonless but starlit night, revealed the presence of calling Manx Shearwaters and birds of breeding age already visiting their nesting burrows. Two individuals ringed in previous years were retrapped. During the afternoon, Tony Taylor, Dean Jones and the two Tims had completed a pre-season check of the shearwater nestboxes installed in 2016, some of which already showed signs of visitation this year.
|Lundy Warden Dean Jones maps and marks a shearwater nestbox © Tim Davis
|Nestboxes in situ, the entrances are buried piping to one side © Tim Davis
|Lundy shearwater maestro Tony Taylor out on patrol © Tim Davis