Thursday, 19 September 2013

the fat lady hasn't sang yet

Great northern Diver, 5 Little Gulls 3 Sandwich Terns and a selection of wildfowl passed Whitburn Obs early am.Following a run of westerlies and few birds it was nice to get some passage this morning. A bit of south in the wind and calmer conditions resulted in an enjoyable sea watch
A chiff chaff was singing as i left the Obs and it felt like spring had arrived
This is what i saw in order of appearance

Thursday 19th September 06.15-07.30 WSW2 cloud cover and a magnificent sunrise

Cormorant 6n 17s
Black h Gull 28n 46s
Red th Diver 1n 10s
Common Gull 1n
Grey Heron 1n
Curlew 5n
Goosander 1n
Teal 15n
Little Gull 5n adults
Common Scoter 10n
Sandwich Tern 3s
Great northern Diver 1n
Wigeon 10n
Shag 1s
Manxie 1n
Porpoise 1