Long-tailed Duck, Puffin and Great Skua

8th April 2021 – overcast/showers WSW3/4/5
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 (0730-0930) produced 270 Sandwich Tern, 147 Common Scoter, 80 Kittiwake, 71 Manx Shearwater, 60 Razorbill, 15 Red-throated Diver, 15 Guillemot, 3 Fulmar, 2 Puffin and single Great Skua and Long-tailed Duck.
Grounded Migrants
A single Wheatear were all that could be mustered.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 204 pale-bellied birds and waders included 4000 Knot and 80 Golden Plover.
The long-staying Hooded Crow continues to be recorded.