First Twite and Fieldfare of the autumn

13th October 2020 – bright and sunny/calm then sunny spells N2/3/4
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 5 Redwing and 2 Fieldfare. Additional sightings were limited to 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit and single Treecreeper and Goldcrest.
Diurnal Migration
Variety was the order of the day, birds on the move through the morning included 760 Pink-footed Goose, 205 Skylark, 70 Linnet, 65 Meadow Pipit, 60 Starling, 37 Tree Sparrow, 36 Swallow, 28 Reed Bunting, 20 Chaffinch, 16 Greenfinch, 11 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Whooper Swan, 4 Mistle Thrush, 3 Siskin, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker and a single Twite.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 12 Greenshank.
A Water Rail and 2 Merlin were the best of the rest with the latter unsuccessfully chasing a Great Spotted Woodpecker.