Short-eared Owl

30th October 2020 – overcast/light rain clearing later W3/2
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.
Grounded Migrants
There was little evidence of any newly grounded birds apart from a single Mistle Thrush.
Diurnal Migration
A total of 390 Pink-footed Geese in two skeins headed south while 16 Chaffinch and single Tree Sparrow and Swallow were also logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 17 Greenshank.
The long-staying Hooded Crow put in an appearance along with 2 Merlin and a Short-eared Owl.