Common Tern, Common Sandpiper and Spotted Flycatcher

2nd May 2021 – sun and showers V1/2
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.
Early morning sightings (0600-0700 & 0800-0900) included: 721 Common Scoter, 200 Sandwich Tern, 40 Guillemot, 28 Gannet, 20 Red-throated Diver, 12 Puffin, 9 Razorbill, 8 Kittiwake, 4 Little Tern, 2 Manx Shearwater 2 Arctic Skua and 2 Common Tern – the latter the first of the year.
Grounded Migrants
A few migrants were on the move with 28 Wheatear, 4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler and the first Spotted Flycatcher of the year logged.
Diurnal Migration
A Yellow Wagtail flew through.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included: 10,000 Knot, 58 Golden Plover, 17 Whimbrel and a Common Sandpiper – the latter also the first of the year.
Two Hooded Crow were again seen.