Cuckoo and Whinchat

19th July 2020 – bright and sunny NW3/4
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.
A check of the sea (0630-0730) provided 112 Common Scoter, 47 Sandwich Tern, 19 Gannet, 18 Manx Shearwater and single Arctic Tern and Shag – the latter the first of the autumn.
Grounded Migrants
Single juvenile Cuckoo and Whinchat were amongst 6 Willow Warbler.
Diurnal Migration
A single Swift flew through.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 42 Sanderling, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper and a Whimbrel. The 2 drake Scaup remain in residence.