Mediterranean Gulls

15th August 2020 – warm and sunny SE2/3
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.
A morning check of the sea produced 3 juvenile Mediterranean Gulls heading out of Morecambe Bay.
Grounded Migrants
Another smattering of sightings included 22 Willow Warbler, 15 Wheatear, 4 Whinchat, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler and single Grasshopper Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher
Diurnal Migration
The skies were very quiet with just 30 Tree Sparrow, 2 Grey Wagtail and a Tree Pipit amongst a trickle of hirundines.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 16 Greenshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit and a Common Sandpiper.