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.
Hen Harrier reappears
19th December 2016 – overcast/misty V1 Wildfowl and Waders The 2 Greenland White-fronted Geese remain in residence. Miscellaneous The ringtail Hen Harrier put in another appearance and at least 60 Little Egret continue to roam the eastern shore.