More Barnacle Geese

28th September 2020 – bright and sunny NE1/2
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.
Just small numbers of Red-throated Diver, Gannet and Common Scoter were logged.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to 5 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Goldcrest.
Diurnal Migration
Just low key movement with 110 Meadow Pipit, 80 Chaffinch, 65 Linnet, 33 Skylark, 16 Pied Wagtail, 11 Grey Wagtail, 8 Barnacle Geese, 3 Siskin and 3 Lesser Redpoll.
Wildfowl and Waders
A flock of 700 Golden Plover were the pick of the waders.
Single Hooded Crow, Peregrine and Merlin were the best of the rest.