Some movement evident

27th August 2020 – overcast/ showers 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.
Early morning observations over the falling tide (0700-0800) produced just 214 Common Scoter, 54 Sandwich Tern and 12 Gannet.
Grounded Migrants
Again a few more grounded birds than of late with 7 Willow Warbler, 2 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear and a Blackcap logged.
Diurnal Migration
A few birds were on the move with 12 alba Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, 8 Linnet, 4 Grey Wagtail, 4 Sand Martin and 2 House Martin logged.
Breeding Birds
Despite the recent storms a few newly fledged Swallow have emerged.