Osprey and Green Sandpiper

16th August 2020 – overcast/occasional showers NE3/4
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 morning observations producing just 10 Common Scoter, 8 Sandwich Tern and 4 Gannet.
Grounded Migrants
Today’s totals involved 10 Wheatear, 10 Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler and 2 Spotted Flycatcher.
Diurnal Migration
An Osprey headed south over the island at 1235hrs, otherwise sightings were limited to 4 Swift, 3 Tree Pipit and 2 Collared Dove.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 500 Sanderling, 15 Greenshank, 9 Black-tailed Godwit and single Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper.
A Peregrine and 4 Raven were the best of the rest.
The Otter put in another guest appearance.