Red-necked Grebe reappears

5th April 2013 – overcast NE3/4
Early morning observations produced a summer plumaged Red-necked Grebe – presumably the bird seen earlier in the year. Also logged were 100 Common Scoter, 30 Razorbill, 18 Sandwich Tern, 6 Gannet, 2 Red-throated Diver and a Shag.
Grounded Migrants
A solitary Wheatear was the only evidence of spring.
Diurnal Migration
A few Meadow Pipit and Pied Wagtail continue to struggle through.
At least 3 Little Egret and 2 Raven were the remaining highlights.
A Lesser Redpoll ringed on the island on 27th October 2011 reappeared at Llanfyllin, Powys, Wales on 21st April 2012 – the first Walney ringed Lesser Redpoll to be recovered.