Another Snow Bunting

28th November 2020 – overcast ENE2/3
Please note that South Walney Nature Reserve remains open (1000-1600hrs) though the hides and visitor centre are closed to comply with social distancing measures.
A check of the sea (0800-0900) produced 45 Common Scoter, 33 Razorbill, 16 Red-breasted Merganser, 14 Red-throated Diver, 13 Teal and 2 Gadwall – the latter the first of the year!
Diurnal Migration
Two Whooper Swan and a Snow Bunting were overhead.
Wildfowl and Waders
Wildfowl included 400 pale-bellied Brent Geese and 130 Pintail and a Purple Sandpiper was the pick of the waders.
Three Jay and single Tree Sparrow and Great Spotted Woodpecker were the best of the rest.