Strong Goldcrest passage continues

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.
Grounded Migrants
Goldcrest were again to the fore with 22 birds logged, also grounded were small numbers of Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin and Chaffinch
Diurnal Migration
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.