Black Redstart headlines

20th April 2021 – mist/murk/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.
Quieter than of late over the sea with observations (0630-0730) producing 202 Common Scoter, 34 Gannet, 16 Sandwich Tern, 15 Razorbill, 9 Guillemot and 8 Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
A small fall occurred with a Black Redstart amongst 32 Willow Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 4 Wheatear, 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Redstart and a Chiffchaff.
Diurnal Migration
A total of 1245 Pink-footed Geese headed north.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 1200 Golden Plover, 5 Whimbrel and 2 Black-tailed Godwit.
The long-staying Hooded Crow remains.
Breeding Birds
Grasshopper Warbler, Reed Warbler and Whitethroat are now back in breeding haunts.
Butterflies and Moths
Green-veined White and Brown Silver-line were new for the year.