First Spotted Flycatcher of the year!

11th June 2020 – sunny spells NE4/5
Please note that South Walney Nature Reserve is now open though the hides, visitor centre and toilets remain closed to comply with social distancing measures.
The Rose-coloured Starling is again present late-afternoon again with a small group of Starling feeding near the lighthouse at South Walney Nature Reserve.
Observations over the sea (0630-0730) revealed 33 Sandwich Tern, 28 Common Scoter, 21 Canada Goose, 18 Gannet, 9 Guillemot, 3 Manx Shearwater and single Fulmar and Little Tern.
Grounded Migrants
The late moving male Blackcap remains and a Spotted Flycatcher was new in – with spring passage mostly missed this was the first of the year.
Wildfowl and Waders
Wildfowl included the male Wigeon and a Teal.
The Hooded Crow put in another appearance and a Peregrine was the best of the rest.