Rain stopped play

23rd July 2020 – overcast/showers/rain soon SW4/5
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 (0730-0830) before persistent rain set in produced 245 Manx Shearwater, 64 Gannet, 45 Common Scoter, 27 Sandwich Tern, 2 Razorbill, 2 Guillemot and 4 Kittiwake.
Grounded Migrants
A single Willow Warbler was all that could be mustered.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included a solitary Whimbrel.