Founded in 1964, the work of Walney Bird Observatory is funded entirely by membership subscription. Since 1965 it has been an accredited member of the British Trust for Ornithology’s bird observatories network which operates across Britain and Ireland. Bird Observatories are at the forefront of conservation, monitoring bird populations through the medium of census work, daily recording of migrants and ringing.
The sea continues to dominate
27th June 2022 – early rain then sunny spells SW3/4 Offshore A check of the sea as the rain cleared (0730-0930) produced more variety than of late with 250 Common Scoter, 130 Gannet, 85 Sandwich Tern, 65 Manx Shearwater, 26 Guillemot, 7 Kittiwake, 7 Arctic Tern, 3 Puffin, 3 Razorbill, 2 Little Tern and an Arctic Skua. Wildfowl and Waders Waders included 40 Grey Plover, 30 Dunlin and 6 Knot. Miscellaneous The Hooded Crow is still in residence.