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.
Overhead passage dominates sightings
25th September 2013 – overcast/mist/murk/calm
Another smattering of grounded birds involved 8 Robin, 6 Wren, 3 Chiffchaff and single Goldcrest and Whitethroat.
The skies continued to hold the most interest with 2500 Meadow Pipit, 200 Pink-footed Goose, 150 Swallow, 100 Linnet, 80 Skylark, 60 Pied/White Wagtail, 30 Snipe 8 Grey Wagtail, 2 Sand Martin and a Siskin.
Additional sightings included 5 Little Egret and 2 Raven.
An Autumnal Rustic was a less than annual visitant to the moth trap.