Bluethroat

Luscinia svecica

(p.178)

All new records

2008

New record

28 Sep – One was found skulking in rushes around Pondsbury (E. Davis, B. Heasman, I. Lakin et al.) and what was presumably the same bird was seen at Quarter Wall on 1 Oct (E. Davis). Record accepted by DBRC – the 9th occurrence on Lundy and the first in autumn since 1964. More recent sightings have all been in May, including the last in 2004.

2010

New record

9 May – A female seen and photographed amongst rushes near the water tanks in the south-east corner of Ackland’s Moor (R. Campey). Record accepted by DBRC; the 10th Lundy record, five of which have occurred in a narrow window between 9 & 27 May.

 

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