Recent bird sightings and news
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This page is run by volunteer contributors as a source of news for everyone interested in the birds of Lundy, in the Bristol Channel, UK. If you have news to report, please consider signing up as a contributor or send in your sightingshere. See alsothe companion website The Birds of Lundyfor comprehensive updates to the 2007 book of the same name. Bird recording and ringing on Lundy are coordinated by the Lundy Field Society and general information about visiting the island can be found here.
Tuesday, 10 October 2017
Monday 9th October - a quieter day with light diurnal migration
Tim, Tim and James report a much quieter day, with very little visible migration first thing, compared with Sunday, but picked up for a few hours mid-late morning with a definite
turnover of birds. Observations included: Cormorant 8 south, Grey Heron 2, Sparrowhawk 1, Water Rail 7,
Merlin 2, Goldcrest 50, Firecrest 1, Swallow 250, House Martin 70, Chiffchaff 13, Willow Warbler 5 (an unusually
high count for Oct), Blackcap 30, Ring Ouzel 1, Redwing (first of the autumn) 4 in
Millcombe, Blackbird 20, Song Thrush 1, Spotted Flycatcher 1, Robin 32, Stonechat 8, Dunnock 13,
Grey Wagtail 1, Pied Wagtail 8, Meadow Pipit 150, Linnet 150, Redpoll 2, Goldfinch 130, Siskin
19, Crossbill 1 in Millcombe late morning, Reed Bunting 4 (1 Quarters, 1 Millcombe, 2
over lower East Side path).
Six Common Dolphins were off Rat Island.
Late news for Sunday 8th was a 1st-winter
Turtle Dove (photo below by Julian Arkell) on the main track north of the village.