Saturday, 14 April 2012

Lundy 13 & 14 April, Rillage Point to Watermouth 14 April

Chris Dee reports a major passage of Swallows through Lundy yesterday (13th), with at least 2,000 estimated. This morning (14th), a Sedge Warbler and 2 Grasshopper Warblers in Millcombe. Since arriving on Tuesday, Chris & Mandy have ringed over 300 birds, including more Willow Warblers than were ringed on the island during the whole of last year!

On my Rillage Point to Watermouth patch this morning, the only notable sighting was the first Whimbrel of the year. Just a handful of hirundines heading into a strengthening NE wind. One Wheatear and a few Chiffs, Willow Warblers and Blackcaps the only grounded migrants.