Monday, 30 September 2013

skuas steal the show again

2 Poms 2 Bonxies and 14 Arctic Skuas passed Whitburn Obs this afternoon. I cant fit in an early sea watch before work anymore as its nearly 7am before its light so i am trying a few afternoon sessions
Yesterday was fantastic but today's easterly flow was anything but with few birds passing. Derek Charlton started the watch and i joined him later. This is what we saw

Monday 30th September 13.00-17.30 SE3-4

Red th Diver 1n 1s
Gannet 294n
Brent Goose pb 5n
Brent Goose db 2n
Common Scoter 10n
Wigeon 11n 74s
Eider 1n 3s
Pintail 1n
Arctic Skua 14n
Bonxie 2n 1s
Pom Skua 2n