Rosy Starling and Long-tailed Duck

25th June 2020 – very hot and sunny SE3/4
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.
The Rose-coloured Starling was again present today feeding with a c60 Starling in the dunes between the lighthouse and ruined gun emplacement at South Walney Nature Reserve.
Diurnal Migration
A total of 12 Swift flew through.
An early morning check of the sea before the heat haze kicked in (0800-0900) was highlighted by a female Long-tailed Duck and redhead Goosander. Also seen were 67 Sandwich Tern, 23 Common Scoter, 16 Gannet, 3 Little Tern and a Manx Shearwater.
Wildfowl and Waders
The summering drake Wigeon remains in residence and a Greenshank was logged.
Emperor Dragonfly, Four-spotted Chaser, Brown Hawker, Black-tailed Skimmer, Common Blue Damselfly and Blue-tailed Damselfly were all logged.