Pied Flycatcher new in

30th April 2021 – sun and showers/calm
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 (0600-0800) included: 183 Common Scoter, 165 Sandwich Tern, 41 Gannet, 19 Red-throated Diver, 18 Guillemot, 9 Shag, 6 Teal, 3 Manx Shearwater, 2 Arctic Tern and single Arctic Skua and Puffin.
Grounded Migrants
A female Pied Flycatcher and 2 Whinchat were amongst 45 Wheatear, 9 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap and 2 Chiffchaff.
Diurnal Migration
A total of 731 Pink-footed Goose flew north early morning and 4 House Martin were amongst 40 Swallow.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included: 10,000 Knot, 100 Golden Plover, 49 Whimbrel and a Greenshank.
The long-staying adult Hooded Crow and a Peregrine were the best of the rest.