Further hints of autumn

9th July 2020 – overcast/drizzle at times E2
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 quick check of the sea revealed 1000 Eider and 10 Sandwich Tern.
Grounded Migrants
A total of 5 Willow Warbler and a Wheatear were evidence of some movement.
Diurnal Migration
A Lesser Redpoll flew through.
Wildfowl and Waders
The drake Wigeon was still present and waders included 3 Greenshank, and single Common Sandpiper and Black-tailed Godwit amongst 220 Redshank and 70 Dunlin.
Post-breeding finch flocks are starting to develop with 110 Goldfinch and 60 Linnet logged.