Rosy Starling and Puffins

18th June 2020 – overcast/mist/murk SE1/2
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 c80 Starling in the dunes between the lighthouse and ruined gun emplacement at South Walney Nature Reserve.
A check of the sea (0630-0730) revealed 2 Puffin heading towards the mouth of Morecambe Bay. Also seen were 21 Sandwich Tern, 18 Manx Shearwater, 17 Gannet, 8 Common Scoter and 3 Razorbill.
Diurnal Migration
A few Swift flew through..
Wildfowl and Waders
Wildfowl included the summering male Wigeon while waders included 2000 Knot and 18 Redshank and a Greenshank.
A family group of 5 Raven were the best of the rest.