Saturday, 7 September 2013

'Another Manxie North'

2 Balearic,32 Sooty and 980 Manxies, 2 Pom Skuas a Sabs Gull and 3 Red necked Grebes passed Whitburn Obs by 11am
Another full Obs another action packed sea watch, shame about the light.The phrase another Manxie north was regular as 980 went past I missed the juv Sabs gull which Stevie Thunder watched through my scope as i had popped out to see Rosefinch in the hand
I will fill more detail in later but birds are waiting for me
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 7th September 05.50-11.00 SE2-3 some cloud early on then yuk

Shoveler 2n
Manxie 980n
Black h Gull 94n 6s
Teal 24n 50s
Cormorant 4n 135s
Arctic Skua 33n 7s
Common Tern 40n 4s
Common Scoter 117n
Sandwich Tern 81n 14s
Sooty Shearwater 32n
Turnstone 5s
Red th Diver 8n 6s
Bonxie 10n 3s
Black Tern 1n
Balearic Shearwater 2n
Bar tailed Godwit 2n
Arctic Tern 27n
Wheatear 1
Kestrel 1n
Shag 3n
Redshank 4s
Ruff 1n
Little Gull 27n
Red necked Grebe 3n
Wigeon 23n
Pintail 4n
Velvet Scoter 2n
Puffin 1n
Pom Skua 2n 1ad
Great crested Grebe 2s
Grey Plover 1n
Curlew 1n
Greenshank 1s
Gannet 1213n

back later for more.........