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Monday, 21 May 2018

Sunday 20th May

Lundy Island Trip

Myself , Andy Bond & Ken Montandon went on the Devon Birding trip to Lundy Island today  . We were joined by over 100 other birders etc and left from Bideford on the outward journey around 9am , and we started seeing birds when we were not far out with 20+ Manx Shearwater , numerous Common Guillemot and Razorbill , a single Atlantic Puffin , a few Northern Fulmar and 2 Great Northern Diver .
When we arrived the boat did the trip around the island and we saw 5 Sika Deer high up on the cliffs , we then went to the area to look for Atlantic Puffins and we were lucky to see 20-30 of them , also seen was an Iceland Gull . We then went onto the island and made our way to an area where a Eurasian Dotterel was seen yesterday and we were in luck with the bird still being there and showing very well ...What a superb looking bird , we then had a look around the island seeing a few Greenland Wheatear , a male Common Redstart , 4 Spotted Flycatcher , a very nice Firecrest , and a Hawfinch .
We then boarded the ship and headed back towards Bideford and on the way we saw a raft of over 200+ Manx Shearwater sat on the sea , also seen were quite a few Harbour Porpoise with some of them surfing the waves behind the ship . A very nice day out with great weather as well .

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