Curlew Sandpipers

14th September 2020 – bright and sunny SSE1
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 check of the sea (0700-0800) provided 170 Common Scoter, 4 Red-throated Diver, 4 Sandwich Tern, 4 Guillemot, 3 Gannet and a Razorbill.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to just 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Wheatear and single Goldcrest and Whitethroat.
Diurnal Migration
A few birds were on the move with 400 Meadow Pipit, 35 Swallow, 22 Grey Wagtail, 20 Skylark, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Sand Martin and a Siskin logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Three Curlew Sandpipers were the pick of the waders.
A Merlin was the best of the rest.