Hooded Crow and Scaup

20th July 2020 – overcast/showers 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.
Quiet over the sea (0715-0815) with just 140 Common Scoter, 51 Sandwich Tern, 29 Gannet, 11 Manx Shearwater and an Arctic Tern logged.
Grounded Migrants
A Garden Warbler was amongst a handful of Willow Warbler.
Diurnal Migration
Four Swift flew through.
Wildfowl and Waders
The 2 drake Scaup remain and waders included 380 Redshank, 26 Turnstone, 14 Greenshank, 5 Whimbrel and 3 Common Sandpiper.
Little Egret numbers continue to build with 25 birds logged and the long-staying Hooded Crow put in another appearance.