Thursday, 15 August 2013

More Teal Vicar

2 Arctic Skuas 16 Manxies and 209 Teal went past Whitburn Obs this morning. I nearly didn't bother with this mornings watch as the rain en route was heavy, however Stoney was on his way and i had the key!
Its just as well i made the effort as we had an excellent sea watch with a good variety of birds and a bit of wildfowl movement
Here's what we saw in order of appearance

Thursday 15th August 05.35-07.35 S2-3

Curlew 1n 1s
Bar t Godwit 2s
Teal 178n 31s (lots of small groups moving)
Oyster Catcher 5s
Common Scoter 106n 10s
Common Tern 7n 83s
Arctic Tern 1n 1s
Cormorant 11n 46s
Arctic Skua 2n
Purple Sandpiper 1s
Manxie 15n 1s
Sandwich Tern 6n 70s
Turnstone 1s
Red br Merganser 1n
Whimbrel 1s