Short-eared Owl newly arrived

1st December 2020 – sunny spells/light showers N1
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.
The Cetti's Warbler was again calling and showing occasionally from the scrub in the corner of Creephaw Marsh.
A scan of the sea provided 15 Red-throated Diver, 12 Common Scoter, 10 Razorbill and a Guillemot. A Shag continues to take refuge on the island's pools.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes involved 2 Redwing . A Goldcrest was the only other passerine of note.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 270 pale-bellied birds while 150 Pintail and 9 Greenshank were also logged.
A Short-eared Owl hunted at dawn and additional sightings included 30 Twite, 3 Merlin and single Peregrine and Water Rail.
Three Harbour Porpoise were offshore.