Little Gull double

15th December 2020 – sun and showers SSE3/4
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 highlighted by two first-winter Little Gulls amongst 40 Common Scoter, 12 Kittiwake, 6 Razorbill, 3 Red-breasted Merganser and 2 Red-throated Diver.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 398 pale-bellied birds while additional sightings included 4 Purple Sandpiper and 3 Goosander.
Two Merlin and 5 Twite were the best of the rest.