Lundy Birds: 3rd to 9th October

Angus states an excellent October week on the island.

An additional week of high
SW winds aside from Saturday 8th which was very tranquil as well as warm in

The previous week has actually been a little bit quieter on the discoveries front,
with reduced migrant flow as well as numerous birds hunching down out of the wind as well as
rainfall. This all altered on Saturday, when wings once more loaded the air, as well as a.
mega-rare reward waited for the preservation group …

Water Rail have actually once more been listened to calling Smelly.
Gully, with 2 birds on Saturday night as well as one more on the early morning demographics on.
the 9th. A total amount of 22 Oystercatcher were tape-recorded around the whole.
coast whilst evaluating for seals on the 9th. A solitary Manx.
along with a Sooty Shearwater were detected a sea.
watch from South West Factor on the 8th.

A Black-tailed Godwit was located feeding in.
Pondsbury on the third. 2 Golden Plover were seen flying in off of.
the sea by the quarry healthcare facility on the sixth, with 3 existing on the 7th as well as.
4 flying with each other on the 8th. A minimum of one bird continued to be on the 9th. A.
extremely weary adolescent Ringed Plover was found in the touchdown bay.
on the 5th, permitting individuals to come close to very carefully. It was aided over.
to the strandline to feed upon pests amongst the algae, however was still looking.
fairly weary when resighted on the coastline roadway on the sixth. Solitary Snipe were.
tape-recorded on the 7th, 8th as well as 9th. 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls flew.
over on the 9th, the initial for a couple of weeks, as well as 4 Cormorants flew.
over the south west of the island on the 8th.

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Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Peregrine as well as Merlin all.
remain to be seen most days, as well as the majority of were revealing specifically well on the.
warm Saturday, with 2 Peregrines skyrocketing high over the castle as well as.
3 seen on Sunday as well. A Red Kite was seen wandering north from.
South West factor on the 8th.

14 Redwing were listened to flying over on the 7th as well as.
12 were seen on the 8th. Previously in the week a Treecreeper was seen on.
the third, 2 Chiffchaffs on the 5th, a Pied Flycatcher on.
the sixth, a Tree Sparrow on the 7th as well as a number of Blackcap each.
day were the highlights of an instead peaceful week. Skylarks had still.
been seen in good number on the 5th as well as sixth with 10 as well as 15 specifically as well as.
there were 6 Stonechat on the sixth. We maintain assuming that we have actually.
potentially seen the last Wheatear however some even more people continue.
infiltrating, with among the fourth as well as one on the sixth. There was likewise some.
greater varieties of Starlings today, with 300 tape-recorded on the 5th.

The attractive climate on Saturday 8th caused a lot more birds.
overlooking as well as through, consisting of 30 Skylarks, 4 Sand.
, 300 Swallows, 200 Home Martin, 31 Field Pipit, 2 Yellow.
as well as 2 Grey Wagtail In Millcombe there were 50 Goldcrest,.
7 Blackcap, 14 Wren, 8 Blackbird as well as 5 Dunnock
It was likewise a great day for finches with 8 Chaffinch, 17 Goldfinch,.
17 Siskin as well as 18 Linnet The emphasize of the day.
(/ week/year?!) came with 2.30 pm when a Baltimore Oriole was found.
in the willows listed below Federal government by volunteer Angus. An unbelievably striking.
man, this bird is a superb document for the UK (27th bird, third grownup.
man). Today’s discovery is currently the third document as well as fourth person for Lundy,.
with one in 1958 as well as 2 birds (one deceased) in 1967. The initial document for.
Lundy was likewise the initial for Britain. All have actually been early-mid October. The bird.
was expected 15 mins prior to being transferred as well as expected a hr at.
5.30 pm by the entire preservation group.

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Baltimore Oriole, Millcombe © Tom Wright
Baltimore Oriole, Millcombe © Angus Croudace

Sunday 9th begun with relatively light winds prior to more powerful.
rates southern accumulated later on in the day. A Tune Yeast Infection was.
seen in Millcombe along with a Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff, as well as.
solitary Identified Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher as well as Tree Pipit!
Sunday was likewise a great day for finches with 5 Chaffinch, 14 Goldfinch,.
39 Siskin, 67 Linnet as well as solitary Lesser Redpoll as well as Greenfinch
There were lots of Field Pipit as well, with a high matter of.
79. The Rosy-Coloured Starling is still existing after averting.
discoveries for a couple of days at the end of recently as well as start of this week.
There was likewise a Yellow-browed Warbler in the Sycamore by Federal government.
on the 9th, as well as both birds aided delight several of the ~ 25 site visitors that came.
to shiver the Baltimore Oriole. The clear skies as well as beneficial.
winds of the evening prior to more than likely caused the separation of the Oriole so.
not long after it had actually shown up.

Factors: S Cossey, R Ellis, A Croudace, T Wright, M.
Thorne, M Bailey

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