Belated news of Smew on Lundy, 14 May

Further to the male Smew in North Devon on 20 & 21 May (see below), news has just reached us of a male Smew reportedly seen on Pondsbury, Lundy, on 14 May. If confirmed, this is almost certainly the same individual as on the mainland and only the second Lundy record (the first as long ago as 1933!). The dates and locations of these sightings undoubtedly raise questions about the bird's origin and/or well-being, though stranger things have happened...

Posted May 22nd, 2016 at 11:48 pm by Tim Jones in Bird News