Tuesday, 17 May 2011


Took the trip to Lundy today. 180 or so on board but not many birders. Shaun Barnes sent me a text just as we were boarding to say the Trumpeter Finch was still present. By the time we arrived, the cloud had blown in and by the time we all trooped up to half-way wall, it had gone to ground and wasn't refound (very briefly) until 2p.m. Fortunately it was then found nearer to quarter wall than it had been seen previously, and showed well sometimes down to 3 yards!
A couple of Spotted Flycatchers seen on the island and a fast flying Turtle Dove seen from the Oldenburg disappearing into the mist towards Wales about half way back!