Hooded Crow reappears

30th 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.
Early morning observations (0700-0800) produced 360 Common Scoter, 152 Gannet, 150 Sandwich Tern, 10 Manx Shearwater and a Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
Variety was the order of the day with 22 Wheatear, 21 White Wagtail, 15 Stonechat, 7 Willow Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 3 Whinchat, 2 Goldcrest and single Spotted Flycatcher, Blackcap and Sedge Warbler recorded.
Diurnal Migration
Movement was evidenced by 16 Tree Sparrow, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Grey Wagtail, 4 Siskin, 4 Tree Pipit and 3 Lesser Redpoll.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 17 Greenshank.
The long-staying Hooded Crow reappeared and a Peregrine was the best of the rest.