29th July 2020 – sunny spells WNW3/4
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 (0725-0825) were spectacularly quiet with just 54 Common Scoter, 14 Gannet, 7 Manx Shearwater, 6 Sandwich Tern, 4 Guillemot and 3 Arctic Tern logged.
Grounded birds included 18 Willow Warbler, 5 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Stonechat, 2 Whinchat and single Lesser Whitethroat and Wheatear.
Again only evidenced by a single Lesser Redpoll.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 400 Redshank, 220 Turnstone, 21 Greenshank, 12 Black-tailed Godwit and a Whimbrel.
Goldfinches appear to have had a good breeding season with 115 birds logged.