Black Brant still in residence

28th December 2018 – overcast/drizzle WSW2/3
The adult Black Brant was amongst 91 pale-bellied and 2 dark-bellied Brent Geese feeding in Walney Channel off Long Rein Point on the flooding tide.
A total of 37 Shag were located offshore at low tide.
Wildfowl and Waders
The 3 Scaup continue in residence while the Brent Goose flocks totalled 337 pale-bellied and 92 dark-bellied birds. Waders included 3 Greenshank.
A Merlin and 2 Little Owl were the best of the rest.
The moth trap attracted 3 Winter Moths.