Less busy skies

16th September 2020 – early fog, then sunny NE2/3/4
Please note that South Walney Nature Reserve is now open though the hides, visitor centre and toilets remain closed to comply with social distancing measures.
A scan of the sea provided just a handful of Gannet, Common Scoter and Sandwich Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Disappointing considering the conditions early morning with just 3 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff and single Spotted Flycatcher and Sedge Warbler logged.
Diurnal Migration
Brds were again on the move once the fog cleared with morning totals involving 2400 Meadow Pipit, 1010 Swallow, 310 Pink-footed Goose, 210 Skylark, 100 Linnet, 30 House Martin, 23 Grey Wagtail, 4 Siskin and a Sand Martin.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock continues to hold 50 pale-bellied birds and waders included 21 Greenshank and single Ruff and Curlew Sandpiper amongst 1100 Redshank, 1000 Knot and 310 Turnstone.
A Merlin was again the best of the rest.