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This page is run by Lundy Bird Observatory (LBO) as a source of news for everyone interested in the birds and wildlife of Lundy, situated 12 miles out in the Bristol Channel, UK. If you have sightings to report, please consider sharing your observations or photographs with the Bird Obs team here. While you're here, check out the companion website The Birds of Lundy for comprehensive updates to the book of the same name (Davis & Jones, 2007). All bird recording and ringing activities on Lundy are coordinated by LBO and general information about visiting the island can be found here.
Thursday, 23 March 2017
22nd March – Significant migration
Tim Jones and Tim Davis report significant overnight and diurnal movement. Over 20 Wheatears were counted, including the first three females of the year and three returning colour-ringed Lundy breeding males. The 5 Teal were a little early to start making predictions of breeding again this year, but counts of 130 Meadow Pipits, 19 Rock Pipits, 46 Skylarks and 6 Stonechats presumably included local breeders, whilst 8 Cormorant and 3 Kestrel were probably migrants. Other migrants included 12 alba Wagtails, 7 Sand Martins, 3 Black Redstarts, 6 Chiffchaffs, an early Willow Warbler, 10 Goldcrests, a Firecrest and 2 Redwings. Linnet numbers increased by 100% to two. The Great Nothern Diver and Red-necked Grebe were still present in the Landing Bay.