Green Sandpiper

1st August 2020 – overcast/rain at times/brighter later W3/4
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 (0630-0730) produced 233 Common Scoter, 36 Sandwich Tern, 35 Gannet, 15 Manx Shearwater and a Fulmar.
Grounded Migrants
Grounded birds were again at a premium with just 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Whinchat and a Whitethroat recorded.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 530 Dunlin, 200 Turnstone, 17 Greenshank, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel and single Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper.
A total of 22 Little Egret and a Peregrine were the best of the rest.