Redstart and Sedge Warbler

14th April 2021 – sunny spells/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.
Observations over the sea (0715-0815) produced 188 Common Scoter, 140 Razorbill, 117 Sandwich Tern, 22 Gannet, 10 Red-throated Diver, 10 Guillemot and single Arctic Skua and Puffin.
Grounded Migrants
The first Redstart and Sedge Warbler arrived.
Diurnal Migration
A few more Swallow and Sand Martin trickled through along with 4 Rook and a Siskin.
Wildfowl and Waders
Two Greenshank remain.
Breeding Birds
At least 2 pairs of Jay are present on the island and 44 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff and 3 Blackcap were recorded in breeding habitat.
The Hooded Crow put in another appearance.