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.
Scaup but little else
1st February 2019 – bright and frosty NE2 Wildfowl and Waders Many of the islands shallow pools are frozen but wildfowl included 13 Shoveler and 5 Scaup amongst 12 Goldeneye. A Greenshank was the pick of the waders.