First Little Terns arrive

22nd April 2021 – bright and sunny SE2
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 sightings (0645-0745) included: 50 Common Scoter, 40 Sandwich Tern, 37 Gannet, 9 Little Tern, 8 Red-throated Diver, 2 Manx Shearwater and a Puffin.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to 16 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler and single Chiffchaff and Blackcap.
Diurnal Migration
Sightings involved 425 Pink-footed Geese, 60 Sand Martin, 5 Lesser Redpoll and 2 Siskin.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 7 Whimbrel.
The Hooded Crow continues in residence.
Butterflies and Moths
Ruby Tiger and Angle Shades were new for the year.