Lesser Whitethroat new in

16th 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 (0630-0730) produced 220 Common Scoter, 130 Razorbill, 87 Sandwich Tern, 24 Gannet, 20 Red-throated Diver, 4 Manx Shearwater, 4 Red-breasted Merganser and single Arctic Skua and Puffin.
Grounded Migrants
A few more birds than of late with 6 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff and a Lesser Whitethroat recorded.
Diurnal Migration
A total of 660 Pink-footed Goose flew north in 3 skeins.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 3 Whimbrel.
The Hooded Crow put in another appearance.
Butterflies and Moths
A Small White was on the wing and the moth trap held Mottled Grey, Early Thorn, Powdered Quaker and Common Quaker.