Cetti’s Warbler continues to linger

12th October 2014 – early mist/fog SE3/2
Walney’s and Cumbria’s third Cetti’s Warbler remained in the central marsh at South Walney although more elusive than of late. South Walney Nature Reserve opens at 1000hrs, follow all on site instructions.
Grounded Migrants
Stonechat remained prominent with 11 birds logged, also seen were 6 Goldcrest, 6 Song Thrush, 2 Wheatear and a Chiffchaff.
Diurnal Migration
Passage was again evident as the fog cleared, morning totals included: 1180 Pink-footed Goose, 170 Starling, 85 Meadow Pipit, 28 Barnacle Goose, 24 Pied/White Wagtail, 34 Skylark, 20 Linnet, 20 Greenfinch, 11 Jackdaw, 10 Chaffinch, 6 Whooper Swan, 4 Reed Bunting, 2 Swallow and single House Martin and Grey Wagtail.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 18 Greenshank and single Ruff and Spotted Redshank.
Three Water Rail, 2 Jay and a Merlin were the best of the rest.