Quadruple auks!

3rd May 2021 – overcast/rain soon SSE2/3/4
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 observations on the falling tide (0600-0700) produced all four British breeding auks with 70 Guillemot, 11 Razorbill, 7 Puffin and a Black Guillemot logged. Also seen were 150 Sandwich Tern, 92 Common Scoter, 19 Gannet, 10 Red-throated Diver, 3 Kittiwake, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Gadwall and single Sag and Fulmar.
Grounded Migrants
A Whinchat was amongst a handful of Wheatear.
Diurnal Migration
A few Swallow flew through ahead of the rain.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included: 20,000 Knot, 21 Golden Plover and 4 Whimbrel.
At least one Hooded Crow remains.
Butterflies and Moths
Garden Carpet was new for the year.