First Arctic Tern arrives

15th April 2021 – bright and sunny ESE1/2
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.
Observations over the sea (0700-0800) produced 111 Razorbill, 60 Sandwich Tern, 46 Common Scoter, 19 Gannet, 14 Shelduck, 11 Red-throated Diver, 6 Guillemot, 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Arctic Tern, 2 Brent Goose and an Arctic Skua.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to 3 Wheatear and single Redstart and Chiffchaff.
Diurnal Migration
A few Swallow trickled through along with a skein of 55 Pink-footed Goose.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 500 Dunlin, 110 Golden Plover and 3 Whimbrel.