19th November 2020 – sunny spells NNW2/3
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 Cetti's Warbler was calling and showing well at times in the scrub at the corner of Creephaw Marsh.
A check of the sea (0800-0900) revealed just 72 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Diver and 2 Razorbill. Late news concerned a Black Guillemot off the eastern shore (17th)
A Black Redstart was the main bird of note amongst 2 Redwing, a Fieldfare and a handful of Song Thrushes.
A group of 8 Whooper Swan headed south along with single Snow Bunting and Lesser Redpoll.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 6000 Knot, 11 Greenshank and 4 Purple Sandpiper. The Brent Goose flock contained 271 pale-bellied and 80 dark-bellied birds.
A total of 50 Twite and a Merlin were the best of the rest.