About this page...

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 sightings here.
See also the companion website The Birds of Lundy for 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.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Thu 2 to Tue 7 Mar – No summer migrants just yet

Latest news from Dean is of 1–2 Great Northern Divers in the Landing Bay on 6th & 7th, a count of 103 Fulmars on 4th, 1–2 Gannets on 4th & 7th, 3 Cormorants on 4th, a single Kestrel on 4th & 5th, a Water Rail on 6th, 10 Oystercatchers on 4th, a Redwing on 7th, single Pied Wagtails on 4th & 5th and 18 Meadow Pipits on 4th.

Conditions here on the mainland near Ilfracombe were often quite wet, or very windy, or both (!) during the first week of the month, so hardly ideal for either spring migrants or anyone out trying to look for them. Although the first Wheatear has yet to put in an appearance on Lundy, blooming Primroses at both South Light and Quarter Wall Copse since the last week of February hold out the promise of the season to come. 21 Grey Seals were between Quarry Cottages and Gannets' Rock on 4 March.

No comments:

Post a Comment