Water Pipits reappear on cue

14th December 2020 – showers S3/4
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.
The latest round of high tides again pushed 2 Water Pipit and 25 Rock Pipit into the flooded horse paddocks in the vicinity of Biggar.
The sea provided a minimum of 11 Shag with a further 2 birds to be found sheltering on the island's pools.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 6000 Knot and 9 Greenshank.
A flock of 30 Twite, 3 Peregrine and a Merlin were the best of the rest.
The colour-ringed Knot from two days ago had been ringed at Straumfjördur, Iceland on 22nd May 2017.