Sunday, 29 September 2013

its a game of two halves

Long tailed Skua, Bonxie and 25 Arctic Skuas passed Whitburn Obs this evening. Yes a game of two halves this mornings sea watch had its moments but was lacking a bit bumf, this afternoon took the biscuit.Or was it just that the light was better anyway we enjoyed it. Once again i was joined by new mark who is putting in a few hours of late for both sessions.I wasn't expecting much tonight but the Skuas started and didn't stop
This is what we saw today

Sunday 29th September 06.30-10.00 SE3-4 bright sun

Red th Diver 5n 26s
Common Gull 26n 11s
Eider 2s
Black h Gull 56n 55s
Grey Heron 2n 2s
Common Scoter 12n 49s
Curlew 2n 2s
Cormorant 1n 9s
Wigeon 125n
Arctic Skua 9n
Teal 3n 16s
Sandwich Tern 8s
Brent Goose 1n pb 1n db
Pintail 1n
Scaup 1n
Pink footed Goose 3n
then i managed to see 4 yellow browed warblers over 3 different sites

15.15-18.30 E2-3 brrr

Red th Diver 2n 2s
Arctic Skua 25n
Bonxie 1n
Common Scoter 3n 2s
Puffin 1n
Wigeon 8n
Cormorant 4n
Teal 6s
Knot 6s
Eider 1n 1s
Common Tern 1n
Little Gull 2n
Long tailed Skua 1n juv
Shag 1n
Sandwich Tern 2n

what a cracking few days its been at Whitburn