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.
Hooded Crow saves the day!
2nd June 2009 - bright and sunny E1 Offshore Early morning observations were limited to a handful of Gannet and Sandwich Tern. Diurnal Migration A Hooded Crow flew in off the sea. Wildfowl and Waders Single drake Wigeon and Shoveler continue to linger.