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.
21st January 2010 – cold and cloudy SE3/4 Wildfowl and Waders The flocks of Barnacle Geese and pale-bellied Brent Geese and 2 female Scaup remain. Waders included 2 Greenshank and a Black-tailed Godwit. Miscellaneous Three Little Egret were seen and 2 Merlin were logged.