Mediterranean Gull, Green Sandpiper and Ruff

18th August 2020 – overcast/mizzle/rain clearing SSW3/4
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.
Remaining quiet over the sea with just 20 Common Scoter, 15 Sandwich Tern, 2 Gannet and a Razorbill logged.
Grounded Migrants
A few grounded birds were again in evidence including 10 Willow Warbler, 4 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat and single Cuckoo and Sedge Warbler.
Diurnal Migration
A group of 6 Tree Pipit flew through.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 100 Grey Plover, 16 Greenshank and single Green Sandpiper and Ruff.
An adult Mediterranean Gull was amongst 90 Black-headed Gull.