Still they come!

16th October 2020 – cloudy start then sunny spells NE2/3
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.
Today's Yellow-browed Warbler - the seventh of the month - was at Vickerstown Park in the scrub near the pumping station.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes were limited to 14 Redwing, 4 Fieldfare and a Mistle Thrush. Additional sightings were few with just 3 Chiffchaff and 2 Goldcrest.
Diurnal Migration
Again passage never really got going with just 250 Jackdaw, 90 Pink-footed Goose, 12 Tree Sparrow, 10 Swallow, 3 Brambling, 3 Siskin, 2 Grey Wagtail and a Rock Pipit the highlights.
Wildfowl and Waders
Wildfowl included 1620 Wigeon, 300 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 180 Shelduck and 74 Pintail while 7500 Oystercatcher and 1200 Golden Plover were logged.
A Barn Owl hunted at dawn and 4 Raven, 2 Merlin and the seemingly resident Hooded Crow were the best of the rest.