Friday, 13 September 2013

unlucky for some

Roseate Tern, 2 Red necked Grebes, 2 Sooty Shearwaters and 3 Arctic Skuas passed Whitburn by mid day Friday the 13th and unlucky for Peter Bell who wanted to see a Roseate Tern but arrived 5 minutes late for the one i saw at 07.45
It was a decent sea watch but lacked another good bird, i was joined by Peter and Ian Mills, Peter Hogg and Adam. Its still northerly tomorrow so lets hope for better. Here's what we saw in order of appearancd

Friday 13th September 06.10-12.00 N 3-4 cloud and early rain clearing

Black h Gull 36n 2s
Cormorant 14n 30s
Common Scoter 122n
Curlew 2s
Red th Diver 8n 25s
Gannet 932n
Teal 23n 11s
Wigeon 58n
Sandwich Tern 19n 15s
Redshank 1n 1s
Fulmar 70n
Eider 1s
Manxie 5n
Roseate Tern 1n ad
Common Tern 6n
Arctic Tern 1n
Arctic Skua 3s
Sooty Shearwater 2n
Red necked Grebe 2n
Tufted Duck 1n
Pochard 1n
Dunlin 2n