Cumbria's first Pied-billed Grebe

6th November 2020 – early mist then sunny spells ESE2/3
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.
Cumbria's first Pied-billed Grebe was identified mid-morning and it remained on the pools at South Walney Nature Reserve throughout the day.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes involved 121 Redwing, 71 Fieldfare, 33 Blackbird and 3 Mistle Thrush. Also grounded were 2 Woodcock and single Blackcap and Goldcrest.
Diurnal Migration
A few birds were on the move as the mist cleared including 310 Pink-footed Goose, 16 Whooper Swan, 14 Meadow Pipit, 3 Siskin and 2 Brambling.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 10000 Knot, 10 Greenshank and a Black-tailed Godwit.
Raptors included 2 Peregrine and 2 Merlin and 40 Twite were seen.