Sunday, 15 May 2011

Lundy yesterday, Prawle today

For those thinking 'you can't tick that - it's dead' - don't worry, it came alive again!

As Roy says, unbelievable lack of birders making the trip. Great day, great bird, and well done to all those involved in the finding and identification. Also on the island, up to 15 Spotted Flycatchers.

Back to Prawle this morning, and was greeted by the beautiful sounds of a singing Golden Oriole in the bottom of the reserve. Managed 2 views of it, (confirming it to be a 1st year bird), one in flight as it flew to the top end of the reserve, and one later in the Ash trees back at the bottom end. Went quiet at 8.15, but was heard again around mid-day. Only other birds of note were 3 Spotted Flycatchers.