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Monday, 25 October 2021

25th Oct – Another 68 birds ringed on an otherwise quiet and blustery day

Rob Duncan and team report:
 
"Another quiet blustery day on Lundy, though certainly a lighter SW breeze than the past two days with plenty of cloud again and noticeably milder.
 
Another 68 birds ringed in the Secret Garden today: 30 Siskin, 23 Chaffinch, 6 Blackcap, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Dunnock, 1 House Sparrow and an abietinus-type Chiffchaff
 
A little more variety today but hardly any visible migration again. Just a handful of Siskin and Chaffinch trickling south, though there was a party of 40 Starling heading south and a Brambling was calling first thing in the gardens. No thrushes moving again, with just two Redwing seen all day. A Merlin was seen by the Old Light and a large group of Gannet were fishing off the East Side."
 
The total number of Siskin ringed since Rob arrived on the island just over two weeks ago currently stands at 333!
 
Records from Jo Conway, Richard Dann, Sarah Davies & Rob Duncan.
 

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