10th June 2020 – light rain/mist/calm then showers SE2/3
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.
An adult Rose-coloured Starling was amongst a small flock of Starling feeding near the Oyster Farm at South Walney Nature Reserve late-afternoon.
Observations over the sea (0730-0900) produced 110 Sandwich Tern, 57 Common Scoter, 29 Manx Shearwater, 3 Gannet, 2 Kittiwake and a Fulmar.
A late moving male Blackcap was logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Wader sightings were dominated by 8000 Knot and wildfowl included 3 Teal and a male Wigeon.
The 3 Raven are still in residence.
The first few Eider chicks have now emerged.