Storm Ellen refugees

22nd August 2020 – overcast/rain at times SW4/5/6
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.
Extended observations over the sea (0700-1000) produced quantity rather than quality with 641 Common Scoter, 369 Gannet, 220 Manx Shearwater, 165 Kittiwake, 147 Sandwich Tern, 7 Fulmar, 5 Guillemot, 4 Arctic Skua, 4 Arctic Tern, 2 Razorbill and a Little Tern.
Grounded Migrants
The conditions were not conducive to grounded birds with just 2 Whitethroat and single Blackcap and Wheatear recorded.