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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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