4th May 2007 - hazy sun NE2
The bird of the spring so far, a female Serin, was found late in the day - this is just the second county record following a male, also at Walney Island, on 17th May 1998.
A quiet morning over the sea with just 60 Sandwich Tern and 16 Gannet logged (0700-0800).
Apart from the Serin small numbers of migrants continued to move through with today's totals including 30 Wheatear, 9 Willow Warbler, 2 Whinchat, single Redstart and White Wagtail and another Lesser Whitethroat. The Hooded Crow also put in another appearance.
Wildfowl and Waders
The drake Pintail looks set to summer and a few Teal and Shoveler remain. A total of 34 Whimbrel were seen along with single Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank and Common Sandpiper. Waders along the western shore included 100 Ringed Plover, 150 Turnstone, 350 Dunlin and 2 Purple Sandpiper.
A Common Blue was on the wing - the earliest ever recorded on the island.