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thirteenth to nineteenth June – Begin of snorkel safaris


Winds had been from the north and west this week
with highs of 35mph on 18th and nineteenth. Heavy rain on the 18th and nineteenth. The remaining
of the week was vibrant and sunny with most temperatures of 21° on sixteenth and
seventeenth..  

The quantity
of Teal duckling on Pondsbury had dropped to 2 on the fifteenth. Swift are nonetheless
shifting in small numbers with 13 on the thirteenth, six on the fifteenth and eight within the
seventeenth. A Water Rail was heard by Pondsbury on the thirteenth. A Gray Heron was seen on
the sixteenth. The
Kestrel pair are nonetheless being seen hovering and looking throughout the island.

Hirundine
passage is continuous within the sizzling summer season climate with 35 Swallows, a Sand Martin
and three Home Martin recorded on the thirteenth. Solely the six resident Swallows had been
then seen as much as the nineteenth.

The male
Chiffchaffs proceed to sing throughout the island with one in Millcombe, St Helen’s
Copse and the Terrace on the fifteenth. A Reed Warbler was singing in Millcombe on
the thirteenth and the primary juvenile Whitethroats had been seen on the high of Millcombe
by the Ugly.

Three broods
of Goldfinch and Chaffinch are actually being seen round Millcombe and the primary
Pied Wagtail chicks have been seen by the Pig Sty and Lambing Shed.

In non-avian
information, the primary snorkel safaris have began and there have been just a few rockpooling
journeys round Satan’s Kitchen throughout low tide. Species seen while snorkelling
embrace Spider Crab, Compass Jellyfish and Gray Seals. Within the rock swimming pools had been 5
species of crab together with a Hermit Crab, some Cushion Stars and 5 Celtic Sea
Slugs, which have solely lately been found on Lundy. 

Celtic Sea Slug, Satan’s Kitchen © Stuart Cossey
Cushion Star, Satan’s Kitchen ©
Stuart Cossey 

Contributors:
S Cossey, R Ellis, Z Wait, J Dunning, L Paulson

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