Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Lundy 30 April

Lundy Warden Derren Fox reports a HUGE passage of Swifts through the island yesterday, with an estimated 1,000+ This is the second highest day-total on record for Lundy (2,000 were estimated on 16 May 1978). Colin McShane, currently over to ring, flick-netted 9 Swifts during the day – exceeding in a few hours the total number of Swifts ringed on Lundy during the past 60 years! Colin and his team also reported a Richard's Pipit seen and heard at the head of St John's Valley at around 4pm yesterday afternoon.