17th December 2020 – sun and showers SSW2/3
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.
Two Water Pipits were again in the flooded horse paddocks at Biggar.
Early morning observations over the sea (0815-0915) were again highlighted by two Little Gulls (adult + first-winter) amongst 78 Common Scoter, 8 Red-throated Diver, 6 Kittiwake, 2 Red-breasted Merganser and a Gannet.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 2000 Knot.
Two Merlin and 2 Raven were the best of the rest.
A fox forgot to check his tide tables.