17th March 2012 – showers/calm
A quick check over the sea early morning produced 5 Shag and small numbers Red-throated Diver and Common Scoter.
Goldcrest were again to the fore with 22 birds logged, also grounded were small numbers of Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin and Chaffinch
A Siskin was amongst a small passage of Meadow Pipit and Pied Wagtail. A flock of 50 Whooper Swan headed north.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Long-tailed Duck and two female Scaup were again in residence. Waders included 4 Greenshank and 4 Black-tailed Godwit
A trip off the island to look at a “funny gull” on Standing Tarn near Dalton-in-Furness revealed Cumbria’s second Laughing Gull
First-winter Laughing Gull.