Another Yellow-browed Warbler

15th October 2020 – bright/calm then sunny spells NE2/3
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 Yellow-browed Warbler was in the Sycamores and Willows at Biggar - perhaps the sixth of the autumn.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes involved 78 Redwing, 47 Blackbird and 21 Fieldfare. Additional sightings were limited to 6 Chiffchaff and 2 Goldcrest.
Diurnal Migration
Although passage never really got going variety was again the order of the day and morning totals included 720 Jackdaw, 295 Pink-footed Goose, 205 Skylark, 90 Linnet, 40 Goldfinch, 35 Meadow Pipit, 30 Chaffinch, 27 Swallow, 17 Greenfinch, 10 Brambling, 10 Pied Wagtail, 9 Lesser Redpoll, 8 Tree Sparrow, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Mistle Thrush and 2 Siskin.
Seven species of “corvid” were logged including the long-staying Hooded Crow along with Raven and Jay. Two Merlin were the best of the rest.