About this page...

You're now viewing the old Lundy Bird Observatory blogspot. Explore the new website for all your favourite island news and wildlife updates. If you have sightings to report, please consider sharing your observations or photographs with the Bird Obs team here.

Thursday 23 October 2014

22 October - visible migration at last

Tim Jones reports the best morning vis. mig. for a while, with >50 Redwings (70 for the day), 61 Chaffinch, 51 Meadow Pipits, 1 Brambling and 32 Goldfinch. Chaffinch count still very poor but better than 2 all day on Tues!! Also during the day 1 Golden Plover, 1 Lapland Bunting (Upper East Side Path), 3 Snow Buntings. Off the East Side mid-morning 500+ Kittiwake, 8 Balearic Shearwaters, 1 Bonxie. In the afternoon, 2 Bonxie, 3 Arctic Skua, a probable Pomarine Skua and 2 probable Long-tailed Skuas, all off East Side, but too distant to be certain. Highlight was 4 Pink-footed Geese flying N along E Side as we stood 'vis miging' on Castle Hill at 08:00. Firecrest with small Chiffchaff and Goldcrest flock in Millcombe. Tufted Duck female still on Pondsbury.

No comments:

Post a Comment