Founded in 1964, the work of Walney Bird Observatory is funded entirely by membership subscription. Since 1965 it has been an accredited member of the British Trust for Ornithology’s bird observatories network which operates across Britain and Ireland. Bird Observatories are at the forefront of conservation, monitoring bird populations through the medium of census work, daily recording of migrants and ringing.
Pied Flycatcher and Redstart
26th August 2013 – bright and sunny NE2
At least 100 Sandwich Tern were offshore early morning.
A further sprinkling of grounded birds included 16 Willow Warbler – the highest day count of the autumn so far!, 7 Wheatear, 7 Whitethroat, 4 Sedge Warbler, 3 Robin and single Pied Flycatcher, Redstart and Garden Warbler.
A juvenile Marsh Harrier again flew through and small numbers of birds were also on the move early morning with 100 Swallow, 12 Sand Martin, 4 House Martin, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail and a Tree Pipit.