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.
6th February 2016 – overcast/rain SE3/4/5 Offshore A check of the sea on the falling tide (1100-1200) produced 5 Red-throated Diver and an adult Little Gull. Wildfowl and Waders The 2 female Scaup remain and additional wildfowl included 63 pale-bellied and 3 dark-bellied Bent Goose and 62 Barnacle Goose. Waders included 3000 Knot and 4 Greenshank. Miscellaneous A flock of 70 Twite were stalked by a Merlin and a Peregrine was also recorded. The numbers of Lesser Black-backed Gull on territory begin to build.