Lundy Trip

Well done to Mark Humphreys (sorry Mark if the spelling is wrong!) for organising the annual boat trip on such a lovely day!

from the boat on the way over were good numbers of Manx Shearwaters and a few Storm Petrels. We did a circuit of the island where several Puffins put on a show with lots of Guillemots and Razorbills.

After landing we had great views of the summer-plumage Black Guillemot in the landing bay and proceeded up through Milcombe, where the earlier arrivals saw Turtle Dove and a couple of people saw a female type Golden Oriole.

Along at quarter wall I saw a small bird on the track and immediately said to my colleague 'Short-toed Lark' - a small sandy coloured Lark with a clean throat and breast but I couldn't make out the dark marks on the lower neck nor the rufous-coloured crown. The bird of course then flew (no Pics). It was later seen by several other birders and there are photos.

Many of us also caught up with the Golden Oriole which remained elusive. A Yellow Wagtail was also seen.

On the way back we had good views of a pod of Dolphins (probably Common).

Posted May 18th, 2014 at 8:40 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News