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.
8th September 2015 – bright and sunny SE2/3
Again there was evidence of small-scale movement with 19 Robin, 6 Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Blackcap and single Chiffchaff and Sedge Warbler logged.
Another light passage produced 40 Swallow, 28 Meadow Pipit and 3 Siskin.
Wildfowl and Waders
The redhead Goosander put in another appearance and 9 Greenshank were seen.
A Short-eared Owl hunted the island through the morning and additional sightings included at least 13 Little Egret and 2 Merlin.
The light trap again produced Canary-shouldered Thorn amongst a small catch.