Pied-billed Grebe remains, though elusive

8th November 2020 – overcast/rain at times E2/3
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 remained on the pools at South Walney Nature Reserve though it was proving elusive.
A check of the sea revealed 26 Shag, 8 Razorbill, 7 Common Scoter and 2 Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes involved 5 Redwing and single Mistle Thrush.
Diurnal Migration
Few species were on the move with just 450 Starling, 3 Tree Sparrow and 2 Lesser Redpoll logged.
Single Barn Owl and Water Rail were the best of the rest although a check of the more wooded areas centre of the island produced 6 Long-tailed Tit and single Treecreeper and Great Spotted Woodpecker.