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Tuesday, 26 October 2021

26th Oct — A Snow Bunting & two Bramblings, plus 52 birds ringed, on an otherwise quiet day

A somewhat bumpy crossing for Justin, Ellie and Dan Zantboer was also quiet on the bird front but brightened by a drake Common Scoter westbound some 30 minutes from Lundy, small numbers of both Razorbills and Guillemots, 3 adult Gannets, 5 Kittiwakes (three of which were 1st-winter birds) and, in the Landing Bay, 12 Shags, an adult Cormorant and 2 Rock Pipits.

MS Oldenburg docking at Lundy, bringing with her
a cargo of Zantboers, 26 Oct  © Richard Dann
 
 
Meanwhile for the birders/ringers on the island it was another frustratingly blustery day with very little visible migration. A couple of small flocks of Redwing first thing raised hope, but apart from that there was very little on the move. Four Swallows were feeding in Millcombe most of the day and a few small flocks of Siskin and Chaffinch passed south. There was some evidence of warbler passage with a handful of Blackcap and Chiffchaff in Millcombe. 

Another 52 birds ringed comprised: 27 Siskin, 11 Chaffinch, 7 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldfinch and 1 Wren.

Also logged today were 2 Oystercatchers, a Grey Heron, a Woodcock, 3 House Martins, 10 Swallows, two Bramblings in Millcombe, and
a Snow Bunting,

Records from Jo Conway, Richard Dann, Sarah Davies, Rob Duncan and Justin, Ellie & Dan Zantboer.

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