A rarity day!!

14th October 2014 – early rain then sunny spells NE4
Walney’s and Cumbria’s third Cetti’s Warbler remains in the central marsh at South Walney although it is now more elusive. South Walney Nature Reserve opens at 1000hrs, follow all on site instructions. Also on the island today 5 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Ring Ouzel and a Bearded Tit.
A quick check over the tide revealed a handful of Gannet and Common Scoter.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes involved 215 Redwing, 70 Blackbird and 20 Song Thrush. Otherwise there were 2 Goldcrest and single Treecreeper and Chiffchaff amongst a further smattering of Robin.
Diurnal Migration
Passage totals through the morning involved 1850 Jackdaw, 450 Pink-footed Goose, 140 Tree Sparrow, 40 Meadow Pipit, 20 Linnet, 18 Carrion Crow, 15 Whooper Swan, 10 Pied/White Wagtail, 10 Chaffinch, 9 Lesser Redpoll, 8 Twite, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Rock Pipit and a single Grey Wagtail.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 10 Greenshank.
A record 58 Little Egret were logged and additional sightings included 3 Water Rail, Peregrine, Merlin and Little Owl.
Pearly Underwing was new for the year.