Ring Ouzel

Turdus torquatus

(pp.186–187)

Selected new records

 

Earliest and latest since 2006 (last year covered in full by The Birds of Lundy): Earliest in spring 17 Mar 2009 (one), Latest in spring 11 May 2007 (one); Earliest in autumn 15 Sep 2017 (two), Latest in autumn 14 Nov 2017 (one).

2011

Notable autumn-passage count

14 Oct – A count of 15 was the highest since Oct 2005 (when there were 20 on 18th) and remains the highest since publication of The Birds of Lundy.

2015

Notable spring-passage count

8 Apr – A count of seven remains the highest since publication of The Birds of Lundy.

2017

New record set for latest bird in autumn

14 Nov – A single bird on this date beat the previous 'latest ever' (11 Nov 1993) by three days.

2019

New record set for highest-ever count for the island

15 Oct – A remarkable count of 25 scattered along the East Side between Millcombe and the north end of the Quarries (including two flying in off the sea) was the highest ever for Lundy, the previous record being 20 on 2 & 3 Oct 1951.

 

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