Lundy Birds: 26th September to second October

Today has actually seen some solid winds as well as hefty rainfall,
especially on Friday 30th September as well as Saturday 1st October.

In spite of some solid winds there have not been any kind of
especially significant drops of travelers today.

A total amount of 24 Oystercatchers were observed roosting
at high trend by Brazen Ward on the 28th. 4 Golden Plover existed
close to the landing strip on the 26th as well as simply one was seen on the 27th as well as 28th.
were seen in songs on the 27th, 29th as well as 30th

11 Kittiwake were seen from southern west factor along.
with 5 Manx Shearwater on the 26th. A grown-up winter season Sabine’s.
flew past the south west of the island regarding 700m overseas on the 27th,.
as well as the very same seawatch generated 8 Kittiwake as well as 16 Gannets 3.
Lesser Black-backed Gull flew previous Millcombe on the 27th as well as 2 were.
seen on the 28th. One Fulmar was seen on the 27th as well as a Razorbill
was seen feeding from North Light on the 30th.

Sparrowhawk existence proceeds offering daily.
enjoyment around Millcombe as well as the eastern shore. A lot of days see at the very least 2.
birds, yet the greatest total amount today was 6 birds on the 28th. A Merlin has actually likewise existed because.
28th September. The neighborhood Kestrels are still seen daily, with 2 on the.
28th, as well as 3 of the neighborhood Peregrine Falcons were seen on the 1st.

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Merlin, West Shore © Tom Wright
Sparrowhawk, East Shore © Tom Wright

Greater varieties of Skylark proceed with 10 on the 27th.
as well as 9 on the second October. Swallow flow has actually been much quieter than.
recently. There were numerous hundred passing over Millcombe at.
daybreak on the second October as well as it is feasible that these birds had actually roosted on.
the island that evening. One Sand Martin was videotaped on the 27th.
September as well as 2 Residence Martins on the first October.

Warbler discoveries have actually been rather limited, with handful.
of Blackcap sweeping regarding the shrubs, the optimum being 18 birds on.
the 29th. One late Willow Warbler was found on the 29th in Millcombe.
as well as there were 2 Chiffchaffs on the 28th, 4 on the 29th as well as 5 on.
the 30th September. A Firecrest as well as a Treecreeper were found on.
the first as well as the weekend break particularly has actually generated high varieties of Goldcrest.
relocating through 100 in between Millcombe as well as the Quarry on Sunday second.

Treecreeper, Millcombe © Tom Wright
Firecrest, Millcombe © Tom Wright

The adolescent Rose-Coloured Starling was last.
found on the 29th. One Ring Ouzel was videotaped on the first October.
calling at the Quarry. The very first Redwing of the year flew over on the 27th,.
with an additional seen safeguarding from the solid winds near Quarter Wall surface on the 30th.

There have actually been less wagtails overlooking today, with.
solitary Grey Wagtails over on the 28th as well as the 29th as well as a high matter of.
6 Pied/White wagtails on the 29th.
Today’s high matter of Field Pipits
was 86 on the 29th. The greatest matter of Stonechat.
was 13 on the second. A late W heatear
has actually been holding on around quarter wall surface in the direction of completion of the week as well as 2.
various other people were seen at the north as well as south of the island on the second.
There was a high matter of 10 Dunnock on the 28th distributed along the reduced.
east. Finches have actually been seen in rather big blended groups today, with.
matters of 39 Goldfinch on the second October as well as 70 Linnet on the 29th.
September. Comparable to recently there have actually been 5 or 6 Chaffinches videotaped most days.

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Sunday second October began extremely damp yet became a warm.
warm day with great deals of butterflies around. One of the most remarkable were 2 .
yellow, one at South Light as well as one in Millcombe.

S Cossey, R Ellis, T Wright, A Croudace

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