Grasshopper Warbler

Locustella naevia

[Common Grasshopper Warbler] (p.195)

Selected new records

 

Earliest and latest since 2006 (last year covered in full by The Birds of Lundy): Earliest 11 Apr 2007 & 2015 (singles); Latest 23 Oct 2007 (one trapped and ringed; see below).

2007

Exceptionally late autumn migrant

23 Oct – One trapped was the latest ever recorded on the island (the previous latest being one on 20 October 1969).

2009

Notable spring-passage count

27 Apr – A count of ten remains (as of Jul 2020) the highest day-total recorded in spring since The Birds of Lundy was published in 2007.

Notable autumn-passage counts

24 Aug & 20 Sep – Counts of four on both dates remain (as of Jul 2020) the highest day-total recorded in autumn since The Birds of Lundy was published in 2007.

2018

Late date in autumn

18 Oct – One flushed at the western end of Quarter Wall (Andy Jayne) is among the latest-ever records for the island.

2019

Notable spring-passage count

21 Apr – A count of six is the highest day-total recorded in spring since 2009 (see above).

 

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