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.
Long-tailed Duck remains
15th February 2014 – overcast/rain W6 Wildfowl and Waders The Brent Goose flock held up to 155 pale-bellied birds and the Long-tailed Duck remains in residence. Waders included 2700 Knot, 2720 Dunlin and 6 Greenshank. Miscellaneous A Merlin hunted 40 Twite.