23rd August 2020 – overcast/showers 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.
Early morning observations over the sea (0700-0800) produced just 545 Common Scoter, 23 Sandwich Tern, 10 Gannet, 3 Razorbill and another juvenile Mediterranean Gull.
A few more grounded birds than of late with 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Wheatear and single Cuckoo and Whitethroat logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 15 Snipe, 7 Greenshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Common Sandpiper.