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Thursday, 24 May 2018

24th May – Woodchat Shrike & good news from the Wheatear colour-ringing project

In his latest bulletin, for 24th May, Tony Taylor advises that other observers saw a Woodchat Shrike (see photos below) on the eastern end of Quarter Wall during the afternoon and a Redpoll singing in Millcombe [Update: this bird was seen only briefly on 24th, but Tony caught up with it on 25th and was able to confirm it as a male Common Rosefinch – see above]. Single Curlew and Ringed Plover flew north up the West Side.

In an excellent development, given the often difficult conditions for birds and birdwatchers alike earlier this spring, Tony confirms that resightings of Wheatears colour-ringed on Lundy in previous years have now reached the target of 30 required under the BTO's Retrapping Adults for Survival scheme.

Woodchat Shrike, 24 May © Martin Thorne
Woodchat Shrike, 24 May © Martin Thorne
Woodchat Shrike, 24 May © Martin Thorne

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