10th October 2020 – overcast/rain then sun and showers NW4/5/6
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.
Morning observations (0800-1100) produced 175 Common Scoter, 26 Gannet, 18 Kittiwake, 7 Scaup, 7 Red-throated Diver and single Arctic Skua, Shag, Red-breasted Merganser and Brent Goose.
Two parties of Whooper Swan totalling 24 birds headed south.
Wildfowl included 57 pale-bellied Brent Geese and waders included 1000 Knot.
The long-staying Hooded Crow is still in residence.