Ruff added to year list

11th August 2020 – hazy sun/warm and humid 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.
Again quiet over the sea with early morning observations (0615-0715) providing just 130 Common Scoter, 17 Gannet and a Razorbill
Grounded Migrants
Another smattering of sightings included 12 Willow Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 3 Wheatear and a Garden Warbler.
Diurnal Migration
Totals of 18 Tree Sparrow, 3 Grey Wagtail and 3 Tree Pipit were amongst a trickle of Swallow.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 30 Grey Plover, 11 Greenshank and single Ruff, Whimbrel and Black-tailed Godwit.
Two Peregrine were the best of the rest.
The Otter put in another appearance.