Recent bird sightings and news
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This page is run by volunteer contributors as a source of news for everyone interested in the birds of Lundy, in the Bristol Channel, UK. If you have news to report, please consider signing up as a contributor or send in your sightingshere. See alsothe companion website The Birds of Lundyfor comprehensive updates to the 2007 book of the same name. Bird recording and ringing on Lundy are coordinated by the Lundy Field Society and general information about visiting the island can be found here.
Sunday, 5 June 2016
Sun 5 Jun – Full of (north-)eastern promise...
Hot on the heels of Tuesday's Red-breasted Flycatcher comes news this evening (Sunday 5th) from Richard & Rebecca Taylor of two other classic late-spring scarcities from breeding grounds in north-east continental Europe, namely a Greenish Warbler singing outside Brambles and a Common Rosefinch.A Crossbill was also present in Millcombe. Of note is that Shetland and Bardsey also hosted Greenish Warblers on 5 June (the third to occur at the Welsh observatory within a week!). There have only been two previous verified records for Lundy.