Hooded Crow and Puffin

19th April 2021 – hazy sun/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.
Observations over the sea (0630-0730) produced 350 Common Scoter, 110 Razorbill, 100 Sandwich Tern, 44 Gannet, 12 Guillemot, 11 Red-throated Diver, 5 Manx Shearwater, 3 Arctic Tern and 2 Puffin.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to 18 Wheatear and 5 Willow Warbler.
Diurnal Migration
A few birds were again on the move with 70 Pink-footed Goose, 3 Siskin and a Lesser Redpoll recorded.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 2000 Knot and 8 Whimbrel.
The long-staying Hooded Crow and a singing Water Rail were the best of the rest.
Butterflies and Moths
Orange Tip and Dark Swordgrass were new for the year.