Pied Flycatcher

Ficedula hypoleuca

[European Pied Flycatcher] (pp.224–225)

Selected new records

 

Earliest and latest since 2006 (last year covered in full by The Birds of Lundy): Earliest in spring 2 Apr 2019 (one, male), Latest in spring 2 Jun 2018 (one); Earliest in autumn 8 Aug 2014 (one), Latest in autumn 23 Oct 2011 (one).

2009

Notable autumn-passage count

10 Sep – A count of 15 remains the joint second-highest autumn total since The Birds of Lundy was published (see 2018 records below).

2012

Notable spring-passage count

2 May – A count of 10 remains the highest spring total since The Birds of Lundy was published.

2013

No spring-passage records

For the first time in many years there were no spring records, perhaps a reflection of the cool, unsettled conditions, but also gaps in observer coverage.

Notable autumn-passage count

25 Aug – A count of 11 was one of the higher autumn totals of recent years.

2018

Notable autumn-passage counts

31 Aug & 2 Sep – A count of 20 on 31 Aug was the highest autumn total since The Birds of Lundy was published. A further notable count of 15 was made on 2 Sep, equalling the total for 10 Sep 2009.

 

Ringing

Ringing control: A Pied Flycatcher ringed as a pullus (nestling) at Llananno, Powys, on 11 Jun 2006 (ring no. T733340) was controlled as an adult male on Lundy on 08 May 2008 (697 days; 162 km; SW 215°) – a further ringing movement suggesting that many of the Pied Flycatchers seen on Lundy in spring are from the Welsh breeding population.

 

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