Sturdy winds from the north and east to begin
the week, although normally calming within the afternoons. A peaceful day on Friday earlier than
a weekend of robust southwesterlies and in a single day rain.
depend of Mallard was 19 on the twenty ninth cut up between Pondsbury and Barton Pond. A
feminine Teal was on Pondsbury on the 4th, the primary because the tenth August.
A couple of
waders are nonetheless being seen, with the spotlight being a Wood Sandpiper calling
within the Touchdown Bay on the thirtieth. A Lapwing was seen in Barton Subject on the twenty ninth
and a Curlew flew previous South West Level on the thirty first. A flock of seven Ringed
Plover have been picked up over South West Subject on the 2nd and a single was heard
on the twenty ninth. Dunlin have been current on the thirty first and 2nd and Snipe at the moment are common
by Pondsbury and the Water Tanks. A Frequent Sandpiper was seen close to Miller’s
Cake on the East Coast on the thirty first. A single Inexperienced Sandpiper was on Pondsbury
on the twenty ninth and two have been additionally there on the thirty first. Single Redshank have been heard in
the Touchdown Bay on the thirtieth after which by South West Level on the thirty first. Two
Turnstone have been recorded previous South West Level on the thirty first and two extra flew over
Millcombe calling on the 4th.
|Inexperienced Sandpiper, Pondsbury © Stuart Cossey|
In addition to
waders seen throughout a seawatch from South West Level on the thirty first, there have been
additionally some extra unusual species together with two Black-headed Gulls, one juvenile
Frequent Gull and an grownup Mediterranean Gull. One other Black-headed Gull was seen
off the East Aspect within the afternoon of the thirty first. Different species seen embrace a
single Guillemot and 45 Gannets. Because of robust easterly winds on the thirtieth, the
Oldenburg accomplished a around the island journey ready for calmer situations in
the Touchdown Bay. A customer reported an Arctic Skua seen near the boat because it
handed South West Level.
Heron have been seen on the thirtieth, one flew previous Benjamin’s Chair and the opposite flew
off Rocket Pole Pond. The female and male Sparrowhawk are nonetheless current as are
the household of Kestrels. A Frequent Buzzard flew over the Village throughout the Lundy
Olympics on the twenty ninth and an Osprey was photographed flying previous Gannet’s Rock
on the 2nd.
|Osprey, Gannet’s Rock © Zach Wait|
are steadily heading south with the best every day depend of 67 on the 2nd. Surprisingly, two pairs of Swallows are nonetheless feeding giant younger within the Casbah and Church Porch. Sand
Martins have been recorded on three dates, one on the thirty first, eight on the first and
then one big flock of 70 behind the church on the 2nd. Two Home Martin have been
seen on the first.
variety of Willow Warbler have been seen most days, aside from the 2nd when calm
winds introduced 115 to the island. A Chiffchaff was seen on the thirty first. Single Sedge
Warblers have been seen on the twenty ninth and thirtieth, with 4 current on the 2nd. A Reed
Warbler was seen within the Willows under Authorities on the 2nd. Grasshopper
Warblers have been recorded on the twenty ninth and 2nd. A Backyard Warbler was seen on the
thirty first and single Blackcap have been recorded on the thirty first, third and 4th. 5 Blackcap
have been seen on the 2nd. Single Whitethroat have been current on the thirtieth, thirty first and 1st
with 4 on the 2nd. The primary Firecrest of autumn was seen at Rüppels Quarry
on the twenty ninth. Two extra have been current in Millcombe Pines on the thirty first and the 4th. Goldcrest
have been seen on the thirty first to the third with a excessive depend of three on the 2nd.
|Firecrest, Ruppel’s Quarry © Stuart Cossey|
earliest ever autumn Ring Ouzel was in VC Quarry on the 2nd 12 days earlier
than the earlier file of fifteenth September 2017. Feminine Redstart have been seen
round Millcombe on the thirty first and 2nd . A younger male Redstart current at Stoneycroft on
the 2nd was additionally seen there on the 4th. Whinchat have been frequent with three seen on
the twenty ninth, 2nd and 4th. Two have been seen on the thirty first and singles on the thirtieth and
1st. The very best depend of Wheatear was 9 on the twenty ninth with some extra apparent
Greenland race birds current. Ten Noticed Flycatchers on the 2nd was the
highest complete. 5 have been seen on the twenty ninth, seven on the thirtieth, three on the thirty first
and one on the first. Pied Flycatchers have been naturally much less frequent with 4 on
the twenty ninth, three on the thirty first, one on the first and three (together with two ringed) on
|Noticed Flycatcher, The Terrace © Stuart Cossey|
|Frequent Redstart and Pied Flycatcher, Millcombe © Stuart Cossey|
|1st yr male Frequent Redstart, Stoneycroft © Stuart Cossey|
and wagtails have been recorded flying over the island. The primary two Yellow Wagtails
of autumn flew over South West Subject on the 2nd and a Gray Wagtail flew over on
the first. The very best counts of flyover Pied / White Wagtails have been 19 on the thirty first,
21 on the first and 18 on the 2nd. Three White Wagtails have been confirmed on the
thirty first. Single Tree Pipits have been heard flying over on the twenty ninth, thirtieth, 1st and third.
A complete of ten have been heard, principally over Millcombe, within the 2nd. There have nonetheless
not been big numbers of Meadow Pipits, the best counts being round 30
birds in flocks of as much as 20. Massive flocks of Linnet have been seen throughout the
heathland, with a complete of 212 seen on the twenty ninth and 125 on the 2nd. Two Lesser
Redpoll have been heard with the Goldfinches in Millcombe on the third.
information, Hummingbird Hawk-moths have been seen on the twenty ninth, thirty first and 2nd. Lots of
migrant moths have been recorded this week together with Rush Veneer, Darkish-sword
Grass, Turnip moth, Pearly Underwing, Pale Mottled Willow, Silver Y and two new
for the island, Archer’s Dart and Feathered Gothic. The latter was not within the
moth entice however photographed by Alice the Tavern Supervisor on the bar of the
Marisco. A big Bottlenose Dolphin was off the East Coast on the thirty first and a
small pod of Harbour Porpoise on the first.
|Feathered Gothic, Marisco Tavern © Alice Waterfield|
S Cossey, R Ellis, Z Wait