Dusky and Yellow-browed Warblers

10th November 2021 – sunny spells/ calm
A Dusky Warbler was calling frequently and showing occasionally from the reeds and scrub below the hide in the central marsh at South Walney Nature Reserve. View only from the fence and do not enter the restricted area. Also seen was a Yellow-browed Warbler – feeding in the bushes in the vicinity of the car park.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes involved 21 Redwing, 8 Blackbird, 2 Fieldfare and a Mistle Thrush. Three Goldcrest were the only additional grounded birds
Diurnal Migration
A few birds remain on the move, sightings included 100 Pink-footed Goose, 14 Whooper Swan, 12 Lesser Redpoll, 11 Brambling, 5 Siskin, 3 Rock Pipit and a Stock Dove – by recent standards it has been an exceptional autumn for this species.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 5 Greenshank and 3 Black-tailed Godwit.
The Twite flock has increased to 30 birds while 6 Raven and 2 Water Rail were the best of the rest.