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.
Great Northern Diver
22nd October 2015 – overcast/sunny spells WNW4/5 Offshore A check of the sea (0800-1000) was highlighted by a Great Northern Diver along with 280 Gannet, 96 Common Scoter, 56 Razorbill, 4 Kittiwake and single Guillemot and Red-throated Diver.