Sunday, 8 September 2013

peace and quiet returns to the Obs

Red necked Grebe, 2 Arctic Skuas Little Gull and Spot shank passed Whitburn Obs early am. Peace and quiet was back after yesterdays noisy frantic packed Obs sea watch. Only Stoney and myself were in i even had time to sweep the floor after you messy lot. Even so i got 2 new Obs year ticks bringing my total to 152, the spot shank flying south with Redshank and a Tree Pipit flying south with Mipets called.The Cuckoo was still in the Obs field and some vis mig was evident
It was quiet, after yesterdays 1000 Manxies today we had 1. This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 8th September 05.50-08.30 S2 bright sun

Cormorant 4n 81s
Black h Gull 41n86s
Curlew 2n
Manxie 1n
Turnstone 1s
Red th Diver 2n 3s
Shelduck 1n
Sandwich Tern 18n 5s
Teal 3n
Common Scoter 5n 5s
Redshank 8s
Spotted Redshank 1s
Little Gull 1n
Red necked Grebe 1n i think that's 5 in 3 days
Eider 1n 1s
Common Tern 5n 1s
Arctic Tern 2s
Dunlin 1s
Arctic Skua 2n
Meadow Pipits 14s as i left the obs many more were moving south and swallows
Tree Pipit 1s flying with mipits called
Porpoise 1s
Cuckoo 1 in field

I'm off to look for a Barred Warbler and do some vis mig, back to the obs late pm