Reed Warbler

Acrocephalus scirpaceus

[Eurasian Reed Warbler] (p.199)

Selected new records

 

Earliest and latest since 2006 (last year covered in full by The Birds of Lundy): Earliest 17 Apr 2014 & 2015 (singles); Latest 25 Oct 2014 (one).

All records since 2006, during both spring and autumn passage, have been of one to three birds only. There have been several records of singing birds in spring, but there is no suitable breeding habitat on the island.

2010

Early start to autumn migration

15 Jul – One; the first July record for the island.

As of mid-2020, this remains the only occurrence in July.

2016

Reed Warbler Lundy 08Jun2016 Tim JonesReed Warbler, Quarters, 8 Jun 2016 © Tim Jones

 

Ringing

Ringing control: A Reed Warbler ringed as a first-year bird at Gunwalloe, Cornwall on 22 Aug 2012 (ring no.Y752659) was controlled on Lundy on 17 Apr 2014 (603 days; 133 km; NNE 19°).

Ringing control: A Reed Warbler ringed as an adult at Porth Hellick, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly on 18 Apr 2017 (ring no. S327850) was controlled on Lundy on 20 & 22 Apr 2017 (2 and 4 days; 180 km; NE 40°).

Ringing control: A Reed Warbler ringed as a first-year bird at Blackers Rock, Lough Neagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland (54°35'N 6°33'W) on 13 Aug 2017 was controlled on Lundy on on 06 May 2019 (631 days; 404 km; SSE 162º). See also this webpage of the Causeway Coast Ringing Group.

Ringing control: A Reed Warbler ringed as an adult male at Nanjizal, Land's End, Cornwall on 8 Jul 2019 (ring no. AVH4186) was controlled on Lundy on 19 Apr 2020 (286 days; 144 km; NNE 31º).

 

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