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Saturday, 11 April 2015
10th April 2015 – First Sedge Warbler & Pied Flycatcher, plus a Lundy rarity...
A phone message from Rob Duncan, kindly using the notoriously coin-munching Tavern pay-phone (his text messages having stopped arriving, doubtless lost at sea somewhere in the Bristol Channel), reported 44 birds ringed on Friday 10th April. These included the first Sedge Warbler of the year and a Blue Tit – a Lundy rarity for which April is, perhaps surprisingly, one of the peak months. Sightings in Millcombe included 4 male Redstarts and a female Pied Flycatcher, the latter also the first of the year. Of 207 birds ringed from 8th to 10th, inclusive, 60 were Blackcaps. Manx Shearwaters have been much in evidence at night, calling around the Landing Bay and South End.
Posted by Tim Jones at 10:01