Friday, 27 April 2012

Lundy 26th April

A bit of very late news from yesterday - didn't get back until late last night and have been at work all day, so... anyway, a good fall of passerines on Lundy yesterday, and with an hour after an all-day meeting on the island, I managed to see (all in Milcombe valley & the road to the boat): 2 Grasshopper Warbler, single Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Swift, House Martin and White Wagtail, 60+ Blackcaps and similar numbers of Willow Warblers, and many small parties of Swallows (being snacked on by the local Peregrines: how many swallows make a meal?). Aside from that, other people with a bit more time mentioned a couple of Ring Ouzel, at least 2 Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, several more gropper and lashings of Blackcaps and Willow Warblers everywhere.