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Birds on Lundy 2011
Davis, T. & Jones, T. (2012) Annual Report of the Lundy Field Society 2011 61:28-61
Seabirds
The first Puffin was one on the early date of 25 March. Successful breeding was proven and the highest count of the year was 59 on 11 July. The Manx Shearwater breeding colony seems to be going from strength to strength. A milestone reached this year was the first retrapping on the island of two Manx Shearwaters known to have been hatched on Lundy. These birds were ringed as fledglings in 2008 and will have spent the intervening years at sea, most likely returning in 2011 to prospect for a future breeding site and mate.

The Macaronesian (Little) Shearwater found in 2010 repeated its (presumably) lonely vigil in 2011, its calls being heard in the Landing Bay in late April and early May, but not subsequently (though it is unclear whether anyone made a specific effort to hear it at a later date).

Good numbers of Bonxies (Great Skuas) and (especially) Arctic Skuas occurred in October, plus Lundy's second Pomarine Skua, following hot on the heels of the first in October 2010. Balearic Shearwaters were once again seen offshore in October and November.

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