National Geographic : 1947 May
Lundy, Treasure Island of Birds 693 Preening Cormorants Annex Gull Rock off Lundy's Eastern Cliffs About 145 species of land and sea birds visit Lundy (page 682). Guillemots, puffins, gulls, razorbills, shearwaters, and kittiwakes come in thousands. Cormorants are counted by the dozen. They particularly favor this bald monolith for sunning and displaying themselves. Some few frequent island waters all winter. For 50 Years South Light Has Shed Its Gleam Across the Wave Here the keeper cleans and polishes, a job he has done for 35 years. After five more he may retire to his stamp-collecting hobby. This beacon (page 682) and the Devon mainland light at Hartland Point mark an 11-mile southwest entrance to Bristol Channel.