Gadwall new for the year
26th April 2013 – bright and sunny WNW3/4
Morning observations (0800-1015) provided 350 Sandwich Tern, 105 Razorbill, 75 Kittiwake, 45 Manx Shearwater, 31 Guillemot, 27 Gannet, 7 Red-throated Diver, 3 Common Scoter, 3 Little Tern, 2 Little Gull and single Fulmar and Arctic Tern.
Grounded birds were again in evidence with 54 Wheatear, 45 Willow Warbler, 15 Blackcap, 7 White Wagtail, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Grasshopper Warbler and single Sedge Warbler and Chiffchaff logged.
A trickle of passage involved small numbers of Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin, Siskin and Lesser Redpoll.
Wildfowl and Waders
Two drake Gadwall were new for the year while waders included 200 Golden Plover and 20 Whimbrel.
Two Raven remain the best of the rest.
Posted by Walney BO at 14:14