Great Northern Diver

1st November 2020 – overcast/rain at times SW6/7/8
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.
A check of the sea between the showers (0830-0930) provided 75 Common Scoter, 26 Razorbill, 3 Kittiwake, 2 Red-throated Diver and a Great Northern Diver. Three Goosander sheltered off the eastern shore.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 260 pale-bellied birds and waders included 18000 Knot, 4000 Oystercatcher and 20 Bar-tailed Godwit.
A Harbour Porpoise was seen.