Scaup remain

21st July 2020 – cloudy start then sunny/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.
Observations over the sea (0700-0800) produced 340 Manx Shearwater, 276 Common Scoter, 30 Gannet, 9 Sandwich Tern, 3 Red-breasted Merganser and a Little Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Single Whinchat and Blackcap were amongst a handful of Willow Warbler.
Diurnal Migration
Two Grey Wagtail and a Lesser Redpoll flew through.
Wildfowl and Waders
The 2 drake Scaup remain and waders included 100 Sanderling, 11 Greenshank, 6 Common Sandpiper, 4 Whimbrel and 3 Black-tailed Godwit.
Four Raven were the best of the rest.