Whimbrel numbers build

5th August 2020 – overcast/rain clearing to showers SSW/4/5
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.
Observations over the sea as the rain again relented to showers (1020-1120) produced 65 Manx Shearwater, 22 Gannet, 8 Common Scoter and 4 Sandwich Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Single Wheatear and Whitethroat were all that could be mustered.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 24 Whimbrel.