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Friday, June 21, 2024

Lundy Chicken Observatory: Lundy Chicken Observatory Replace

The island acquired glorious protection as we speak with 15 birders becoming a member of as we speak’s
8PM chook log within the Tavern. Hirundine passage started round noon and progressively constructed momentum
by means of the afternoon. Counts noticed birds shifting north alongside a broad entrance totalling 17
Swift, 271 Swallow, 344 Home Martin.
The elevated protection additionally ensured quite a few highest month-to-month counts had been damaged, together with 61
Shag throughout the coast, 22 Raven (fledged younger at Benjamin’s
Chair, Center Park and Lengthy Roost), 75 Starling busily feeding younger, 5 Noticed Flycatcher and 4 Willow Warbler throughout Millcombe and
Quarter Wall Copse, 91 Wheatear and 13
Rock Pipit. A Ringed Plover was heard over Quarter Wall and two Collared Dove braved the island,
together with a daring particular person settling on the North Finish, dangerously near
quite a few Peregrine territories. A single male Teal remained on Pondsbury, alongside
with the Purple Heron and second
calendar-year Cormorant. The second Music Thrush continued for a second day,
however no signal of a mate for the long-staying Millcombe male and the Hooded Crow was logged in
Tillage Subject early morning.

Hooded Crow, Tillage Subject © Richard Campey

Contributors: Joe Parker, Luke Marriner, Chris & Carol Baillie, Richard Campey, Tim Jones, Tim Davis, Tony & Ann Taylor, Wealthy & Rebecca Taylor, Mary Cadogon, Geoff Oliver, Dennis Weir, Eamon O’Donnell.

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