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Wednesday, 5 September 2018

4th Sep – Golden Oriole in Millcombe

Rich & Rebecca Taylor found a Golden Oriole in Millcombe at lunchtime. This is only the second autumn record for the Lundy, the first dating back just over half-a-century to 11 Oct 1967!

The supporting cast included: 13 Willow Warblers, 4 Chiffchaffs, 33 Blackcaps, 10 Whitethroats, a Whinchat, 3 White Wagtails, a Tree Pipit and a Greenfinch.

The ringing team visited an area a little to the south of the main Old Light colony (the gully north of Sunset Butress) during the night of 3rd/4th and ringed 40 Manx Shearwaters (33 chicks and 7 adults).

Sightings collated from multiple observers by Tony Taylor.

Whinchat, Quarter Wall, 4 Sep © Dean Jones

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