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Thursday, 4 May 2017

4th May – Yellow Wagtail and flycatchers brighten a quieter day

Tim Jones reports a quieter day for birds. Only one Teal was observed (on Pondsbury), but there was a single Cormorant, and one Buzzard and one Kestrel were still present. Wader numbers increased, with 3 Dunlin and 4 Whimbrel. The Collared Dove count reached 4. At least 14 Swift passed through and a female Yellow Wagtail was located in St Helen's Field. Also present was a female Redstart, 2 female Pied Flycatchers (at the Stonecrusher and the Ugly) and the first Spotted Flycatcher of the year (in Millcombe). Warbler numbers were further depleted as birds presumably moved on: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff and 3 Willow Warbler.

1 comment:

  1. Following my visit to Lundy on the bank holiday weekend (which produced the Yellowhammer and Stock Dove mentioned in this Blog), I have written a blog post on some of the mosses and liverworts I recorded on the island. My 3 day visit produced ca.100 bryophyte species, including several new for Lundy and one (Frullania teneriffae) new for VC4. I will be sending full data to the Lundy Field Society. The blog post is at http://southwalesbryos.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/a-weekend-on-lundy-mosses-and-liverworts.html . Sam Bosanquet (south Wales)