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Tuesday, 14 April 2015
14th April 2015 – Warblers all over the island
Paul Holt, Tony John and Tim Jones enjoyed an excellent first day on Lundy, reporting a significant fall of warblers all over the island. Minimum estimates are 300 Willow Warblers, 200 Chiffchaffs and 100 Blackcaps. Other highlights were the Black Guillemot in the Landing Bay, a Sandwich Tern in the same area, two Grasshopper Warblers in Millcombe and on the Terrace, and a male Pied Flycatcher and a male Bullfinch in Millcombe. Other sightings included 12 White Wagtails and a trickle of hirundines. Tony John, ringing in Millcombe, caught a Dutch-ringed Chiffchaff in the Secret Garden. Butterflies for the day were few, just 3 Green-veined Whites and a single Peacock.