28th April 2021 – overcast/showers NE3/4
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.
Early morning observations (0600-0800) produced 376 Common Scoter, 313 Sandwich Tern, 84 Gannet, 54 Guillemot, 7Shag, 5 Red-throated Diver, 4 Razorbill, 2 Little Tern and a Puffin.
Just 7 Wheatear were logged.
A House Martin was amongst a continued trickle of Swallow.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 34 pale-bellied birds and waders included: 20,000 Knot, 217 Whimbrel, 100 Golden Plover and a Greenshank.
The long-staying adult Hooded Crow was logged and 4 Raven and a Peregrine were the best of the rest.
Skylarks are now ensconced in territories across the island.