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This page is run by Lundy Bird Observatory (LBO) as a source of news for everyone interested in the birds and wildlife of Lundy, situated 12 miles out in the Bristol Channel, UK. If you have sightings to report, please consider sharing your observations or photographs with the Bird Obs team here. While you're here, check out the companion website The Birds of Lundy for comprehensive updates to the book of the same name (Davis & Jones, 2007). All bird recording and ringing activities on Lundy are coordinated by LBO and general information about visiting the island can be found here.

Sunday, 28 May 2023

Lundy Bird Observatory Update - 28 May 2023

Both Pondsbury Teal families were seen today with the adult females keeping a close eye on the broods of 3 and 4 young. A Lapwing pressed north over Airfield, with 5 Swift following suit behind. A Reed Warbler was singing in Millcombe lower garden early morning, accompanied by 3 singing Blackcap and 2 singing Goldcrest. Common Whitethroat remain well represented across the south east, totalling 14 birds today - marking the highest count of the spring to date. Willow Warbler were absent for only the second day this month, while six Spotted Flycatcher continue to frequent the wooded valleys and fence lines and a Common Rosefinch was heard again the the bottom of Millcombe at 8am, singing 5 phrases but remained elusive.

Strong easterlies look like there here to stay for the foreseeable... an inspiring forecast to see the month month out. Lundy has already enjoyed a cracking spring, but there's another goodie to be found yet!

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