Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Who ate all the pies?

Pom Skua,Red necked Grebe,Sooty Shearwater and Med Gull all went past Whitburn Obs early morning. Yes @NTsteely ate all the pies , not content with having a captive Bridled Tern to release every time visitor numbers need a boost he is now trying to capture all of the Manxies in the North Sea with 300 off the Farnes yesterday evening. Thankfully we still managed to find some birds off Whitburn this morning. Stoney was in the house and i needed him as it was busy.This is what we saw in order of appearance

Wednesday 21st August 05.25-07.30 SSW2 cloud cover

Black h Gull 10n 63s
Manx Shearwater 18n 2s
Curlew 13n 1s
Common Tern 1n 18s
Teal 189n
Med Gull 1s ad
Cormorant 14n 69s
Shag 1n (first I've seen for ages)
Eider 3n
Pom Skua 1s ad
Arctic Tern 48n 3s
Knot 59s
Common Scoter 8n 1s
Whimbrel 6n
Wigeon 1n
Turnstone 1s
Red necked Grebe 1n - a new Obs year tick for me bringing the total to a very credible 146
Common Gull 1s juv
Sandwich Tern 4n 141s
Bonxie 1n
Sooty Shearwater 1n
Redshank 9s
Sanderling 10s
Ringed Plover 2s
Dunlin 5s
Golden Plover 1s

I may have to cancel my family holiday on Saturday how can i miss all this action