Arctic Skuas

4th August 2020 – overcast/rain clearing to showers S3/4/5
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 as the rain relented to showers (1145-1245) produced 133 Common Scoter, 64 Manx Shearwater, 19 Sandwich Tern, 13 Gannet, 6 Kittiwake, 2 Fulmar and 2 Arctic Skuas.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 9 Whimbrel amongst 780 Curlew.