Fourth Yellow-browed Warbler of the autumn

6th October 2020 – overcast/rain then showers N1 then E2
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 Yellow-browed Warbler remained in the Observatory Garden and a new bird was in the bracken at Pho Hill. The Cetti's Warbler continued to call occasionally from the scrape early morning.
The sea produced just 28 Common Scoter, 7 Shag and 6 Gannet.
Grounded Migrants
Otherwise limited to 8 Goldcrest, 4 Chiffchaff and a Treecreeper
Diurnal Migration
The skies remained quiet with just 150 Meadow Pipit, 29 Chaffinch, 15 Pied Wagtail, 4 Grey Wagtail and 4 Lesser Redpoll moving through between the showers.
The long-staying Hooded Crow is still in residence while 2 Peregrine and single Merlin and Water Rail were the best of the rest.