Yellow-browed Warblers double up

4th October 2020 – sunny spells ENE3/4
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.
There are now 2 Yellow-browed Warblers was in the Sycamores and Willows at Biggar and the Cetti's Warbler called several times mid-morning to reveal its continued presence.
An early morning check of the sea revealed a congregation of 14 Shag .
Grounded Migrants
Grounded birds remain scarce with just 6 Coal Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest and single Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap and Wheatear logged.
Diurnal Migration
Even the skies were quiet, apart from 300 Meadow Pipit sightings were limited to 19 Skylark, 9 Chaffinch, 7 Pied Wagtail, 3 Swallow and single Grey Wagtail and Siskin
Single Water Rail – the first of autumn and Hooded Crow and Merlin were the best of the rest.