Lundy Birds: 24th to 30th October

Angus remembers the discoveries on his recently on the island.
We claimed bye-bye to both of our fall volunteers as the last watercraft
of the period left the island on Friday 28th October. Tom as well as Angus have actually seen some wonderful birds in addition to aided us out by finishing the annual seal dog studies.

A light week commonly
with modest to solid southern or
south-westerly winds.

The Wigeon has
continued to be at Pondsbury throughout today as well as was in some cases gone along with by up
to 2 Teal Approximately 3 Water Rail are still listened to daily in Millcombe Valley. 2 Grey Herons flew over the south of the island on the 24th as well as one more
was bugged by Ravens over
Benjamin’s Chair on the 29th.

Contrasted to recently, today was much quieter for wader
documents. The high matter for Oystercatchers
around the shore was 18. One Golden Plover was videotaped contacting the 24th.
Solitary Woodcock have actually been seen.
individually on 3 events however, the 25th, 26th as well as 29th including a little bit much more.
variety. 6 Snipe have actually been seen.
in total amount today.

Numerous hundred Kittiwake
have actually been videotaped bent on sea on a lot of days, with the height matter of 1000+ on 29th.
A couple of Usual Gulls included amongst the groups in the direction of completion of the week as well as a.
solitary Mediterranean Gull. A handful of Lesser.
Black-backed Gulls
remain to be videotaped most days, yet never ever greater than.
4 today (on the 29th). One Arctic
Skua was seen off the eastern shore on.
the 26th. The greatest matter of auk spp. Was 652 on the 28th. 5 Manx Shearwater were seen on the 26th. Greatest Gannet matter was likewise on the extremely gusty 26th with 150 birds. A Tornado Petrel sp. was seen much.
off the eastern shore by Chris Baillie on the 30th.

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The 2nd ringtail Chicken
Harrier of recently has actually remained with.
us on the island, favouring the heathland north of Quarter Wall surface. It is.
periodically seen searching yet is usually extremely evasive. The solid winds.
in some cases maintain it hunched down in the vegetated gullies near Gannets Coombe.
Peak matters of Sparrowhawk as well as Kestrel continue to be at 3 as has actually been.
normal this month, as well as a Merlin has.
been seen most days. Like the Wigeon
as well as Chicken Harrier, the solitary Jackdaw
has actually outstayed our assumptions, likewise staying for the week, still staying with.
the eastern areas southern of Quarter Wall surface (Husbandry, Block as well as Barton’s). One more.
boost in Carrion Crow has actually been kept in mind, with as much as 31.
roosting in the top of Millcombe.

Chicken Harrier, East Shore © Angus Croudace

Skylark flow.
has actually proceeded regardless of the wind although numbers have actually been reducing as the.
week proceeds. Max of 70 on the 24th. Swallows
have actually complied with the exact same fad with 20 on the 24th. Contrastingly, an increasing number of Starlings are relocating through around.
200 at the beginning of the week as well as 350 at the end of the week, with an optimal matter.
of 600 on the 28th.

The ringed Willow
Warbler has actually been seen a couple of even more.
times near Quarter Wall surface up till the 28th, as well as a secondly was likewise seen on the 25th.
Chiffchaff matters have actually phoned number.
in between 4 as well as 6 birds all week. Blackcap
matters have actually remained in the solitary numbers in addition to 20 on the 24th. 2 Firecrests were seen on the 24th, with.
one bird likewise videotaped on the 25th as well as 27th. There was an increase of Goldcrest on the 24th, with 26 videotaped.
for the very first 2 days today and after that 41 on the 26th. Another late Whinchat was videotaped on the 24th on.
the early morning demographics at Quarter Wall surface.

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Numerous Ring Ouzels are seen on the eastern shore a lot of.
days with a number of great men frequently located around the Balcony. Track Yeast Infection numbers are comparable although discoveries are dispersed.
in between Ackland’s Moor as well as Millcombe. Blackbird
numbers have actually halved today, dropping from high teenagers to solitary number matters.
Fieldfare counts begun with around.
120 birds at the beginning at the week as well as was swiftly to 40 midweek which has.
continued to be regular. Redwing have.
been much more variable with some days simply a number of birds videotaped, as well as others.
32 (24th), 90 (27th) as well as 67 (29th) birds seen. One Mistle Yeast Infection was seen.
on the 24th. Approximately 3 Black Redstart have actually been seen, with discoveries.
everyday today.

After 12 Pied/White.
on the 24th below has actually been very little flow of wagtails with in between.
one as well as 4 birds 25-28th and after that 7 birds consisting of one Grey Wagtail on the 29th.

One Brambling was.
seen amongst a group of Chaffinches in.
Barton’s Area, as well as later on by the Lambing Lost on the 24th as well as 2 even more were.
detected the 27th. Chaffinch counts.
began the week at 139 on the 24th yet larger motions midweek led to.
total amounts of 594 as well as 550 on the 27th as well as 28th specifically, with 222 on the 29th.
Greater than 70 Siskins were videotaped.
on the 25th as well as 27th, with reduced rely on various other days not going beyond the teenagers. Goldfinch matters have actually continued to be reduced at.
simply a pair most days. A little rebirth of Linnets, generally from a number of bigger groups relocating via.
phoned number 22 on the 24th as well as 35 on the 25th.
One bird a day submits the remainder of the row today, with the.
exemption of the 29th, where there was neither a Linnet neither a solitary Goldfinch
videotaped! 2 Lesser Redpoll songs were videotaped on the 24th.
as well as 25th. One Snow Pennant was seen on a couple of events in.
the very first fifty percent of this week.

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The gusty week has actually been spread with a couple of highlights,.
beginning with a Little Pennant on the 24th, which was listened to.
as well as located by Paul Holt soon after dawn yet never ever revealed for any one of.
the various other birders on the island regardless of detailed searches of Millcombe. The Bullfinch was likewise listened to hiring.
Millcombe once again on the 24th. A Yellow-browed.
was grabbed by Federal government on the 25th. On the 27th Chris Baillie.
uncovered a Red-breasted Flycatcher
in the Blackthorn on top of Millcombe. It was not an especially flashy.
specific as well as acted likewise to the remainder of this period’s rarities; teasing.
and after that upping as well as leaving prior to the day is out. A Richard’s Pipit was purged close to Tibbetts in the early morning on the.
27th. An interesting document for Lundy of a Booted/Syke’s.
on the Balcony was grabbed by Stuart on the 29th yet regardless of lots of.
hrs of browsing sadly the bird was never ever transferred, as well as no.
photos were acquired.

Little Pennant, Millcombe © Paul Holt
Red-breasted Flycatcher, Millcombe © Stuart Cossey

After a time-out for a week or more in the moth catch, the calmness.
evening of the 28th provided us a Convolvulus
Hawk-moth as well as the island’s 2nd.
document of Olive Tree Pearl Palpita vitrealis

Convolvulus Hawk-moth © Stuart Cossey

Factors: Stuart Cossey, Rosie Ellis, Angus Croudace,.
Tom Wright, Paul Holt, Chris Baillie

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