Kingfisher surprise

24th July 2020 – sunny spells NW2/3
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.
A Kingfisher flew across Walney Channel at dawn.
A quiet morning over the sea (0630-0730) with just 38 Common Scoter, 26 Sandwich Tern, 23 Gannet, 12 Manx Shearwater and 2 Kittiwake logged.
Grounded Migrants
Four Whinchat and another Cuckoo were amongst 17 Willow Warbler.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 21 Greenshank, 6 Common Sandpiper, 5 Whimbrel and a Black-tailed Godwit.