Swallow, Willow Warbler and Brambling

31st March 2021 – early murk then hazy sun/calm
Please note that South Walney Nature Reserve is open though the hides and visitor centre remain closed to comply with social distancing measures, please remember the rule of six.
At least one Water Pipit, now starting to attain summer plumage, remains in the flooded horse paddocks along Biggar Bank.
An early morning scan of the sea revealed 53 Sandwich Tern, 20 Common Scoter, 8 Red-throated Diver, 8 Shag and 3 Red-breasted Merganser.
Grounded Migrants
Yesterday’s Wheatear influx had quickly moved on with today’s sightings providing 12 Goldcrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 6 Wheatear, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Stonechat and a single Fieldfare.
Diurnal Migration
Sightings included 390 Pink-footed Goose, 50 Meadow Pipit, 7 Pied Wagtail and single Swallow and Brambling.
Wildfowl and Waders
A group of 30 Teal were logged.
The clam sea revealed 2 Harbour Porpoise.