Spoonbills brighten an otherwise dreary morning

17th June 2011 – overcast/rain at times SSE3/4
Two Spoonbill that briefly graced the gate pool at South Walney Nature Reserve mid-morning before flying off brightened an otherwise dreary morning.
Little of note over the sea with just small numbers of Gannet and Sandwich Tern on the move.
The first wave of White Satin have now emerged and the first Shark and Barred Straw of the year were attracted to the moth traps overnight.