Hooded Crow continues in residence

20th October 2020 – sunny spells SE3/4/5
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.
Observations over the sea (0800-0900) revealed 110 Common Scoter, 39 Razorbill, 14 Gannet, 4 Kittiwake and a Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to single Chiffchaff, Redwing and Fieldfare.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 300 pale-bellied and 24 dark-bellied birds.
Single Hooded Crow was the best of the rest.
The Brent Goose flock contained at least five colour-ringed individuals including a bird previously ringed as an adult at Strangford Lough on 9th January 2006 meaning it has now travelled a total of around 190,000 kilometres as it commutes annually between the Canadian High Arctic breeding grounds and Walney Island.