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Sunday 26 August 2018

25th Aug – The class of 2018: ringing of shearwater chicks gets underway

Rich & Rebecca Taylor arrived on Lundy on Saturday 25th, hoping to ring as many Manx Shearwater chicks as possible over the next couple of weeks. The highlight of their crossing over was a dark-phase Arctic Skua about 10 minutes out from the island (see Martin Thorne's photo here). On land they recorded three Sand Martins, two Willow Warblers, two Blackcaps, a Spotted Flycatcher and two Pied Flycatchers. The night of 25th/26th was rather too bright to be ideal for shearwater ringing, but Rich & Rebecca nevertheless managed to find three chicks, so are off the mark already!

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