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.
A damp and dreary day
13th October 2008 - rain Grounded Migrants Sightings were limited to 20 Greenfinch, 5 Goldcresst and single Blackcap and Coal Tit. Miscellaneous At least 2 Merlin continue to hunt the island. Moths Sightings included 2 Red-line Quaker and a Vestal.