Friday, 9 August 2013

Double Wammy

2 new Obs year ticks added on a short sea watch this afternoon bringing the list to 142. It was thanks to Mark Newsome@whitburnbirds. We had decided to do an afternoon watch and it turned out pretty good. As i was packing up to leave Mark called the Greenshank which i just got on and seconds later directed my attention to 4 Snipe going north, i left a happy man
I left Mark in the Obs he was in great form so anything may have happened. this is what we saw in order of appearance


Sandwich Tern 23n 11s
Manxie 5n 4s
Oyster Catcher 34s
Whimbrel 9s
Common Scoter 6s
Common Tern 17n 10s
Black h Gull 6n
Curlew 5s
Arctic Tern 4n 1s
Roseate Tern 2n (1 ad )
Red th Diver 1n
Med Gull 1s juv
Common Gull 2s
Greenshank 1s
Snipe 4n