Sunday, 1 September 2013

Feeling Ruff

13 Sootys, 229 Manxies 15 Little Gulls and a Black Tern passed Whitburn Obs by 10.00 this morning. Yes its great to be back after a week in Ibiza and a hat full of missed migrants it was business as usual with a great watch this morning. The only birds i had missed from the Obs when i was away were Red backed Shrike and a Ruff and within the first half hour 3 Ruff went north a great pull back bringing my Obs list to 148. As for the Shrike well i missed one earlier in the year as well some things just arn't meant to be
I was late in and joined Magic Mark and Stevie Thunder at 06.15, the Doc arrived later still. As usual Mark was in fine form
This is what was seen by 10am in order of appearance and what a great watch for a Westerly

Sunday 1st September 05.50-10.00 W2 cloud cover

Black h Gull 6n 4s
Common Gull 3n 2s
Manxie 193n 36s
Sandwich Tern 5n 70s
Common Tern 9n 7s
Sooty Shearwater 13n
Common Scoter 6n 3s
Turnstone 2n 8s
Redshank 68s
Dunlin 6s
Ruff 3n
Little Gull 11n 4s
Black Tern 1n
Red th Diver 5n 2s
Whimbrel 1s
Bar tailed Godwit 1n 5s
Arctic Skua 1n 1s
Knot 1n 3s
Shag 1s
Bonxie 2n
Puffin 1n
Pintail 4n
Teal 2n
Ringed Plover 3n
Cormorant 6n 104s