Saturday, 21 September 2013

Bandits at 12 o'clock

Red necked Grebe,4 Little Gulls 36 Red throated Divers and 9 species of wildfowl passed Whitburn Obs by 10.15.It was an action packed sea watch with only Magic Mark Newsome@whitburnbirds joining me.On a pleasant morning with good light and a calm sea, and to top it all off we saw some White beaked Dolphin early on.The ducks were coming at us from all directions cracking seawatch
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 21st September 06.15-10.15 SW1

Cormorant 5n 70s
Black h Gull circa 80 up and down
Wigeon 244n
Sandwich Tern 5n 2s
Common Gull 7n 5s
Eider 6n 2s 4 on the sea
Common Tern 18n
Red throated Diver 9n 27s
Common Scoter 152n 1s
07.50 3 plus White beaked Dolphin south
Pintail 13n
Turnstone 5n 2s
Dunlin 7n
Grey Heron 1s
Teal 660n 2s
Lapwing 50s
Arctic Skua 2n 1s
Redshank 2n
Porpoise 1n
Red necked Grebe 1n
Shag 4n 3s
Knot 2n
Curlew 4n
Bar tailed Godwit 2n
Goosander 1s
Arctic Tern 2n
Little Gull 4s
Bonxie 3n
Sanderling 9n
Tufted Duck 1s
Brent Goose pb 1n
Mallard 1n