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.
7th January 2019 – overcast SW4/5/6 Offshore A glance at the sea provided 12 Common Scoter, 6 Red-throated Diver and 2 Kittiwake. Wildfowl and Waders The small group of Scaup has increased to four birds and waders included 3500 Oystercatcher, 1550 Knot and 5 Greenshank.