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.
Wintering Little Egrets remain
3rd January 2016 – overcast N3/4 Offshore An early morning check of the sea before the rain set in (0900-1000) produced 50 Common Scoter, 13 Red-throated Diver and 4 Razorbill. Miscellaneous The 64 Little Egret are still in residence.