Thursday, 26 September 2013

poms longtails sootys,poms longtails sootys

2 Long Tailed Skuas,3 poms,15 Bonxies and 48 Arctic Skuas passed Whitburn Obs this morning on a superb sea watch.Its an often repeated mantra in the Obs,'poms sootys longtails' made famous by a bird club member who can get a little excited by the prospect of a special sea watch, and thats what we had this morning.The Obs was full with Magic Mark, new Mark,Pink Floyd,The Babysitter,unlucky Dave and more
This is what we saw in sort of order of appearance

Thursday 26th September 06.25-11.55 SW2 light cloud
Common Scoter99n 16s
Wigeon 106n 21s
Manx Shearwater 86n
Red th Diver 11n 112s
Shag 13n 11s
Sooty Shearwater 25n
Bonxie 15n
Velvet Scoter 10n
Common Gull 3n
Arctic Skua 48n
Barnacle Goose 35n 95s
Pintail 2n
Cormorant 3n 36s
Little Gull 20n
Peregrine 1n juv female
Arctic Tern 3n 1s
Eider 4n 6s
Pom Skua 2n 1s
Brent goose pb 4n
Brent Goose db 3n
Common Tern 11n
Sandwich Tern 2n 1s
Grey Wagtail 1s
Puffin 2n
Black h Gull 5n 40s
Long tailed Skua 2n both juvs
Shoveler 2n
Red br Merganser 1n 1s
Gadwall 2n
Pink footed Goose 4n
Kestrel 1n
Song Thrush 3 in off 

going back for more this afternoon