Sandwich Terns move in

7th April 2021 – overcast N1/2/3
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 260 Sandwich Tern, 30 Common Scoter, 23 Razorbill, 16 Manx Shearwater, 10 Red-throated Diver, 9 Red-breasted Merganser and 7 Gannet.
Grounded Migrants
Single Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Goldcrest and Wheatear were all that could be mustered.
Diurnal Migration
Single Sand Martin, Siskin and Lesser Redpoll moved through.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 170 pale-bellied birds and waders included 6000 Knot, 3 Greenshank and 2 Black-tailed Godwit.
The long-staying Hooded Crow put in another appearance while 2 Water Rail and a Merlin were the best of the rest.