Wood Sandpiper and Redstart

17th August 2020 – overcast/rain then drizzle at times V2/1
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.
A flock of 20 Sandwich Tern were the only record of note.
Grounded Migrants
A few more grounded birds than of late included 22 Willow Warbler, 11 Whitethroat, 10 Wheatear, 8 Robin, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher and a Redstart.
Diurnal Migration
Limited to 6 Tree Pipit and 3 Swift in the poor conditions.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included single Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper amongst 26 Greenshank.