Manx Shearwater passage

22nd July 2020 – overcast/showers/rain later S3/4
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.
Observations over the sea prior to the arrival of the first shower belt (0700-0900) produced 460 Manx Shearwater, 114 Common Scoter, 43 Sandwich Tern, 24 Gannet, 16 Razorbill and a Fulmar.
Grounded Migrants
A single Grey Wagtail was all that could be mustered.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 15 Greenshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpiper and 2 Snipe.