Recent bird sightings and news
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 sightingshere. See alsothe companion website The Birds of Lundyfor 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.
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
The end of an era...
Some regular readers of this blog may already be aware that James Leonard, denizen of the Radio Room and indefatigable contributor to the Tavern logbook, passed away on 28 April after suffering a stroke. For the past decade, James was a frequent visitor to Lundy, often to be encountered birdwatching around Millcombe and latterly – since the arrival of his mobility scooter – more widely about the island. His final voyage from Lundy back to his North Devon home was on 18 April; it is hard to believe that this larger-than-life character and his instantly-recognizable handwriting (pencil only!) are gone forever. The end of an era indeed.