Great Northern Diver remains

24th November 2020 – overcast/rain at times S3/4
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 (0815-0915) produced 42 Common Scoter, 5 Red-throated Diver and a Great Northern Diver. In addition, a Shag continued to shelter along the eastern shore.
Diurnal Migration
A skein of 140 Pink-footed Geese flew north.
Wildfowl and Waders
Wildfowl included 4 Shoveler while 8 Greenshank and a Purple Sandpiper were the pick of the waders
Two Merlin were the best of the rest.
A Harbour Porpoise was offshore.