Arctic Skua

7th October 2020 – sunny spells WNW4/5
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.
Early morning observations (0730-0830) produced 205 Common Scoter, 35 Gannet, 30 Razorbill, 22 Kittiwake, 6 Red-throated Diver and single Arctic Skua, Brent Goose, Whooper Swan and Red-breasted Merganser.
Grounded Migrants
Just single Redwing and Goldcrest were logged
Diurnal Migration
The only interest was provided by 6 Swallow .
The long-staying Hooded Crow is still in residence while 4 Raven were the best of the rest.