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Thursday, 9 April 2015
8th April 2015 – Spring migration gathers pace
In addition to the Wryneck (see below) Rob Duncan reports 94 birds ringed on Wednesday 8th April; mainly Willow Warblers, but also 20 Blackcaps, suggesting a good movement of the latter (though breeding territories here on the North Devon mainland appear largely unoccupied as yet). Sightings of note during the day included 7 Ring Ouzels, 5 Bullfinches, a Scandinavian Rock Pipit (potentially the first for Lundy), 2 Dunlin and 140 Wheatears, though fewer hirundines. Manx Shearwaters were calling over the Landing Bay on the night of 7th/8th.
Posted by Tim Jones at 21:25