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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.

Saturday 1 September 2018

31st Aug – A high count of Pied Flycatchers

Friday 31st was generally a quieter day, but for an unusually high count of 20 Pied Flycatchers, which were spread all along the East Side, with many in the Millcombe/St John's area. This is the highest total for many years, but a long way short of the all-time maximum of 100 on 2 Sep 1990.

Combined observations of other migrants included: two Cormorants, a Ringed Plover, three Swifts, 7 Willow Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs, 7 Spotted Flycatchers, 3 Tree Pipits and a Yellow Wagtail.

During the night of 31st/1st the ringing team focused on Storm Petrels at North End, where they  caught 23 new birds, two Lundy-ringed retraps, two birds ringed elsewhere in Britain and two French-ringed birds, including the individual trapped on the night of 27th/28th.

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