Thursday, 22 August 2013

2nd bite ....

Balearic Shearwater, Yellow legged Gull and a hat full of Skuas went past Whitburn Obs this afternoon. Both Mark@whitburnbirds and myself had the same idea a late sea watch as the wind direction changed to an easterly flow after westerlies. So a second bite for me today. Mark started we met in the middle and i finished
The bonus bird and an addition to my Obs year list was Whinchat, viewed from the door by both of us and gone 10 minutes later.
This is what we saw

Thursday the 22nd August 14.00-18.00 SE

Manxie 21n
Common Scoter 5n
Teal 26n 19s
Dunlin 3n
Oyster Catcher 137s
Whimbrel 1s
Redshank 38n 7s
Turnstone 1n 1s
Arctic Skua 12s
Bonxie 1s
Black h Gull 3n 41s
Common Gull 1s
Yellow l Gull 1n juv
Sandwich Tern 150n 13s
Common Tern 115n 19s
Arctic Tern 14n
Balearic Shearwater 1n at 5.45
Whinchat 1 Obs list now 146 for the year

back early tomorrow for more before a week off