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Wednesday, 7 October 2020

7th to 9th Oct – White’s Thrush! UPDATED

Lundy Warden Dean Jones found a White’s Thrush in Millcombe early on the morning of 7 Oct. It was elusive, not being seen after 08.30 hrs on 7th and not at all on 8th (in spite of thorough searching by multiple observers), but then turned up in a mist-net, also in Millcombe, on the morning of Friday 9th. Here are the 'back of camera' record shot that Dean managed on 7th and the bird in the hand, after ringing by Nik Ward, on 9th!

White's Thrush, Millcombe, 7 Oct © Dean Jones
 
The bird was ringed on 9 Oct © Dean Jones


There has been one previous record of White's Thrush on Lundy – a first-year male, also in Millcombe, was first seen on 15th Oct 1952 and stayed until 8th Nov.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ANYONE WISHING TO VISIT THE ISLAND:

The island's passenger vessel has a limited capacity due to current Covid-19 restrictions.

If visiting Lundy, face masks must be worn at all times when entering the island's General Stores or the Marisco Tavern.  

Many thanks to everyone for your understanding and cooperation.

 

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