Tony Taylor and Rich & Rebecca Taylor report that they trapped and ringed 30 Manx Shearwaters in the Old Light to Battery Point colony on the night of 30th/31st and a further 20 (at the South End) on 31st/1st. Those handled on the first night included mainly chicks, plus 10 retraps, several with extensive histories, dating back as far as 2009.
Notable (daytime!) sightings so far have included:
7 Whinchats (30th), a Red-backed Shrike (31st), one, possibly two Wrynecks in Millcombe (31st), and a Lapland Bunting flying over (heard by Rich) on the morning of 1st. Also a Greenfinch, four redpolls, 3 Reed Warblers, 3 Sedge Warblers and a Dunlin.
On 31st and 1st there were small numbers of Willow Warblers, Pied Flycatchers, Spotted Flycatchers, Wheatears, Whinchats and both Pied & White Wagtails.
About this page...
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 sightings here.
See also the companion website The Birds of Lundy for 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.