Curlew Sandpipers and Short-eared Owl

31st August 2020 – bright and sunny V1
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.
Grounded Migrants
Only small numbers of grounded birds were logged involving 4 White Wagtail, 3 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat and single Goldcrest, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Whinchat.
Diurnal Migration
Only a light passage was evident including 10 Grey Wagtail, 9 Sand Martin, 4 Tree Pipit and 3 Siskin.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 7 Greenshank, 6 Curlew Sandpiper (all juveniles) and a Whimbrel.
Single Short-eared Owl, Merlin and Peregrine were the best of the rest.