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.
Yellow-browed Warblers continue to linger
6th October 2013 – sunny spells SW4
The two Yellow-browed Warblers remain on the centre of the island. The birds favour the trees and scrub between the bowling green and pumping station in Vickerstown Park.
Morning observations (0800-0900) produced 390 Razorbill, 135 Common Scoter, 127 Gannet, 6 Red-throated Diver and a Sandwich Tern.
Newly grounded birds were limited to several Chiffchaff and Goldcrest.
Again only light passage was recorded with 300 Meadow Pipit, 30 Jackdaw, 7 Carrion Crow, 6 Pied/White Wagtail, 4 Skylark and 2 Grey Wagtail logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
The flock of pale-bellied Brent Geese has increased to 24 birds.
At least 24 Little Egret were along the eastern shore.