Puffins but no Starling

26th June 2020 – overcast/showers SE2/3/4
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.
There were no reports today of the Rose-coloured Starling in the dunes between the lighthouse and ruined gun emplacement at South Walney Nature Reserve.
An early morning check of the sea before the heat haze kicked in (0630-0830) was highlighted by 4 Puffins heading into Morecambe Bay. Also seen were 80 Common Scoter, 70 Sandwich Tern, 11 Gannet and a Fulmar.
Grounded Migrants
Single Cuckoo and Wheatear were logged.
Diurnal Migration
A total of 80 Swift flew through.
Wildfowl and Waders
The summering drake Wigeon remains in residence and returning waders included 2 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and the leucistic Curlew.
A Peregrine and 2 Raven were the best of the rest.