3rd October 2020 – overcast/calm/rain later
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.
A Yellow-browed Warbler was in the Sycamores and Willows at Biggar and the Cetti's Warbler called twice early morning to reveal its continued presence.
A check of the calm seas at dawn revealed a post roost gathering of 21 Shag along with 35 Common Scoter, 3 Razorbill and a Red-throated Diver.
Early morning thrushes involved the first 11 Redwing of the autumn and 5 Song Thrush. Also seen were 7 Coal Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest and a Blackcap.
A brief flurry of activity before the first evidence of rain included 240 Meadow Pipit, 41 Skylark, 25 Tree Sparrow, 23 Chaffinch, 18 Whooper Swan, 18 Carrion Crow, 18 Jackdaw, 15 Pink-footed Goose, 4 Siskin, 3 Reed Bunting and single Great Spotted Woodpecker, Rock Pipit and Grey Wagtail
Five Raven and 2 Merlin were the best of the rest.