Tony Taylor, Richard & Rebecca Taylor and Dean Jones visited the Old Light Manx Shearwater colony during the night of 15th/16th, and ringed one chick and seven adults. They also retrapped six shearwaters ringed on Lundy in previous years, including two ringed as chicks in 2005 and 2013 respectively. During the day on 16th, sightings included three Teal, the Marsh Harrier, a Green Sandpiper, the long-staying Rook, and single Willow Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher. Two Chiffchaffs and two Goldcrests were ringed.
Thursday 17th proved to be a quiet day, with the more notable sightings involving 7 Cormorants migrating south, the Rook, one Blackcap, one Goldcrest and a Hummingbird Hawk-moth.
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