Yellow-browed Warbler and Cetti's Warbler still

8th October 2020 – sunny spells NNE2/1
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.
After a blank day yesterday a Yellow-browed Warbler was in the observatory garden – perhaps the fifth of the autumn. The Cetti's Warbler continues to call occasionally in the scrape.
Early morning observations (0730-0830) revealed 117 Common Scoter, 66 Kittiwake, 26 Razorbill, 22 Gannet and 2 Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
Otherwise limited to single Chiffchaff and Wheatear.
Diurnal Migration
A few more birds than of late made use of the tranquil conditions through the morning with 420 Skylark, 170 Starling, 155 Pink-footed Goose, 150 Meadow Pipit, 140 Linnet, 27 Swallow, 26 Tree Sparrow, 20 Pied Wagtail, 16 Carrion Crow, 11 Magpie, 10 Whooper Swan, 6 Reed Bunting and single Yellow Wagtail and Great Spotted Woodpecker logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 18 Greenshank and a Black-tailed Godwit.
The long-staying Hooded Crow continues to linger and 4 Raven were the best of the rest.