Great Northern Diver

23rd November 2020 – overcast S4/5
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 (0800-1000) revealed 201 Common Scoter, 24 Razorbill, 20 Red-throated Diver, 12 Brent Goose, 6 Kittiwake, 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Gannet and single Great Northern Diver, Mediterranean Gull (Adult winter) and Whooper Swan. In addition, a Shag continued to shelter along the eastern shore.
The long-staying Hooded Crow was the best of the rest.