A quieter day

9th August 2020 – warm and sunny E3/4
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.
Quiet over the sea with early morning observations (0630-0730) providing just 30 Manx Shearwater, 29 Common Scoter, 11 Gannet and a Fulmar.
Grounded Migrants
Far fewer birds than yesterday with 11 Wheatear, 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher and a Sedge Warbler logged.
Diurnal Migration
Hirundines were on the move with 200 Swallow, 20 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin recorded along with 5 Tree Sparrow.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 12 Greenshank.
Both Otter and Weasel were seen.
A Painted Lady was amongst a handful of Red Admiral.