Lundy 29th April plus other recent news

The latest news from Richard Campey is that an overcast and windless morning on 29th brought with it a fresh arrival of migrants, including a Black Redstart, a Yellow Wagtail, at least two Tree Pipits, a male Reed Bunting at Brambles, and a reeling Grasshopper Warbler and about 30 Willow Warblers and 10 Chiffchaffs in Millcombe, which was "alive with singing Sedge Warblers" – at least 13 counted in the space of a few minutes! Also present were 3 Whimbrels and two Curlews in the Tillage Field.

Recent highlights from the logbook include:

 14th April 2nd-summer Hen Harrier and two Merlins

16th April female Bullfinch trapped St John's Valley (a rare bird for the island)

17th April Reed Warbler trapped St John's Valley (a very early date for Lundy)

18th April Turtle Dove campsite, two Storm Petrels off North Light, and Coal Tit in Millcombe

21st April Cuckoo – calling at the Cheeses on the West Side (Neil Trout)

23rd April 2 Shelducks at the Rocket Pole (Neil Trout)

Posted April 30th, 2014 at 12:12 am by Tim Jones in Bird News