Late autumn fare

5th November 2020 – overcast NW1
Please note that South Walney Nature Reserve remains open (1000-1600) though the hides and visitor centre are closed to comply with social distancing measures.
A check of the sea at dawn revealed a post roost gathering of 21 Shag.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes involved 14 Song Thrush and 7 Fieldfare. Additional sightings were again limited to a single Goldcrest.
Diurnal Migration
The calmer conditions encouraged a few birds to move through with 100 Jackdaw, 40 Chaffinch, 21 Meadow Pipit, 9 Greenfinch, 4 Reed Bunting, 2 Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll and 2 Tree Sparrow logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 12 Greenshank.
Additional sightings included 17 Twite, 4 Raven, 2 Merlin, 2 Water Rail and the long-staying Hooded Crow.