Hints of autumn

1st July 2020 – overcast/light drizzle then sunny spells/calm
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 (0640-0740) proved quiet with just 152 Common Scoter, 27 Sandwich Tern, 8 Gannet and 3 Little Tern recorded.
Grounded Migrants
A Willow Warbler was logged.
Diurnal Migration
Single Lesser Redpoll and Grey Wagtail were hints that autumn is not far away.
Wildfowl and Waders
The summering drake Wigeon remains in residence and returning waders included 150 Curlew and a Greenshank.
Three Raven were the best of the rest.