Long-tailed Duck

2nd December 2020 – early rain clearing WNW3/4
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.
A check of the sea as soon as the rain cleared (0900-1000) produced 115 Razorbill, 101 Common Scoter, 12 Red-throated Diver, 8 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Guillemot and a Kittiwake. In addition a Long-tailed Duck was on the sheltered eastern shore as the tide flooded.
Wildfowl and Waders
Wildfowl included 410 pale-bellied and 77 dark-bellied Brent Geese and 155 Pintail.
A couple of Raven and a Peregrine were the best of the rest.