Here's an updated bulletin on yesterday's incredible day, with extra info texted by Justin Zantboer from the Oldenburg
on the return crossing.
An exhausted Andy Jayne rang through the day's sightings late in the evening after what he described as an extraordinary day of birds, with large numbers of Chaffinch
passing through, and more Hawfinches
arriving. While Andy was filling his notebook out and about the island, Rob Duncan and team enjoyed their "best day's ringing" on Lundy, trapping 255 birds, mostly thrushes, warblers, crests and Siskins.
– one in Lighthouse Field.
– one, the first of the autumn, in Smelly Gully.
– an adult over Millcombe.
– two over Millcombe.
– eight, five of which were caught and ringed.
– three caught and ringed.
– a late bird caught and ringed.
– 20, including a strong candidate for Siberian Chiffchaff caught and ringed.
– another late bird, also caught and ringed.
– one in Millcombe.
– two near the Old Light.
– one in the Brick Field late in the afternoon.
– 15, though Andy considers this to be a conservative estimate, with constant movement and birds coming in off the sea. One caught and ringed.
– one on the Airfield.
– one on the Airfield and in flight over Lighthouse Field.
– one at Pondsbury.
And lastly, a probable Olive-backed Pipit
heard by Andy Jayne at 08.55 as it flew south over the Terrace and heard over Brambles by the ringing team at 09.00.
Photos below from Lundy Warden, Dean Jones.
|Firecrest. © Dean Jones|
|Hawfinch. © Dean Jones|
|Yellow-browed Warbler. © Dean Jones|