Cetti's Warbler still in residence

11th October 2020 – bright and sunny N3/4
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.
The Cetti's Warbler continues to call occasionally from the scrape.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes involved a handful of Redwing and Song Thrush. Additional sightings were limited to 5 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit and a Blackcap.
Diurnal Migration
A few birds were on the move with 490 Pink-footed Geese, 160 Skylark, 160 Jackdaw, 45 Meadow Pipit, 30 Swallow, 29 Chaffinch, 25 Linnet, 20 Reed Bunting, 19 Tree Sparrow, 19 Greenfinch, 16 Pied Wagtail, 12 Lesser Redpoll and 2 Siskin logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Three Shoveler were seen and waders included 10 Greenshank.
Merlin and Peregrine were the best of the rest.