HomeBirdtwenty fifth to thirty first July – Apparent wader migration

twenty fifth to thirty first July – Apparent wader migration

It has been a moist week with temperatures averaging
18° however with many of the days being overcast or with low cloud and fog.

It has been
one other attention-grabbing week in the course of the Lundy Marine Competition. The Marine
Photographer Paul Naylor gave an insightful speak on Friday night. For extra
updates from our Marine Competition volunteers please learn their weblog at www.lundymarinefestival.org.uk/festival-wardens-blog.

It’s
slowly build up with autumn migration bringing in younger birds as they
migrate south or disperse to discover a territory of their very own. 
There has
been a drop within the variety of Swift seen with singles on the twenty eighth and thirty first and
pairs on the twenty sixth and thirtieth.

There has
been an enormous enhance of wader sightings as they return from their breeding
grounds to the north to winter within the UK or additional south. A Whimbrel was
calling within the Touchdown Bay on the thirtieth and two Curlew have been seen on the twenty seventh.
Single Dunlin have been seen on twenty sixth and twenty ninth. Extra unusual waders embrace
Turnstone on the twenty fifth flying over the Touchdown Bay and one other flew over the
Village on the night of the thirty first. Two Inexperienced Sandpipers have been flushed from
Rocket Pole Pond on the morning of the twenty ninth. One was then seen on Quarter Wall
Pond and one other calling round Pondsbury. Two Redshank have been heard calling over
the Village within the low cloud at round 9am on the thirtieth.

An grownup
Black-headed Gull was within the Touchdown Bay on the thirtieth. A younger Gray Heron was
seen by Pondsbury on the twenty ninth after which once more roosting on Authorities on the
morning of the thirty first.

Gray Heron taking part in with a feather, Pondsbury © Stuart Cossey

Just a few extra
Sand Martins moved south with 4 on the twenty sixth and the primary Home Martin of
autumn was on the thirtieth. The best rely of Swallows was 22 on the twenty seventh.
One other large fall of Willow Warblers arrived on the twenty sixth with 72+ counted throughout
the morning census. Additionally seen have been 4 Sedge Warblers. The remainder of the week
have been a lot decrease counts with 22 on the twenty fifth and between 10 and three on the twenty seventh
to thirty first. Different warblers embrace two or three Chiffchaff every day and a male
Blackcap and two Whitethroat on the twenty seventh.

Willow Warbler, South West Area © Stuart Cossey

The numbers
of Wheatear migrating by way of fluctuated by way of the week. The best rely
was 50 on the twenty eighth together with 18 across the previous aerogenerator. Three White
Wagtails
arrived on the twenty ninth and spent the day in Barton Area. Excessive counts of
Linnet this week reached 214 on the twenty seventh. A Lesser Redpoll was heard calling
round Millcombe on the morning of the twenty seventh.

Wheatear, Outdated Mild Cemetery © Stuart Cossey

Contributors:
S Cossey, R Ellis, Z Wait, J Dunning, N Trout, R Miller, A and S Smith.

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