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.
The sea provides the highlights
4th January 2013 – overcast SW2 Offshore A check of the sea early morning provided 9 Shag, 3 Razorbill and single ed-throated Diver and Kittiwake. Miscellaneous A Merlin and a charm of 60 Goldfinch were the best of the rest.