Ring-necked Parakeet!

25th March 2018 – bright and sunny/early frost V1
The adult Black Brant was again in Walney Channel at low tide just south of Jubilee Bridge with 11 pale-bellied and a single dark-bellied Brent Goose.
A check of the sea early morning provided 6 Shag amongst 4500 Eider.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to 3 Goldcrest and single Wheatear and Fieldfare.
Diurnal Migration
Whooper Swans were again on the move with 230 birds logged. Also seen were 70 Pink-footed Geese and a Grey Wagtail.
Wildfowl and Waders
A total of 10 Shoveler were seen while a single Greenshank was the best of the waders.
A group of 60 Twite remain while a female Ring-necked Parakeet of unknown origin toured the southern end of the island.