Hoopoe and Rosy Starling

16th June 2020 – overcast/mist/murk E1/2
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 was again present feeding with a c40 Starling in the dunes between the lighthouse and ruined gun emplacement at South Walney Nature Reserve. In addition, a Hoopoe was seen early morning at Snab Pont in the horse paddocks adjacent to South End Bungalow.
A quick check of the sea revealed 10 Little Tern and 2 Common Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Single Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff were new in.
Wildfowl and Waders
Wildfowl included the summering male Wigeon while waders included 8000 Knot and the first Greenshank of the autumn.
The long staying Hooded Crow and a family party of 5 Raven were the best of the rest.
Migrants involved 30 Red Admiral and a Painted Lady.