Thursday, 10 October 2013

its a kinda magic....

Long tailed Skua, 8 Velvet Scoter, 7 Long tailed Ducks and 79 Sootys passed Whitburn Obs this afternoon. I returned to the Obs for an afternoon watch and yes Magic Mark is back in the Obs and called the bird of the afternoon a close in Long tailed Skua, he even got cracking photos of it.We were joined by Foghorn and true to his name he never shut up. Also Derek Charlton, Steve Chinary and Sir Ian Mills
It was a super sea watch and Sootys were the main feature with plenty in the supporting cast
This is what we saw in sort of order of appearance

Friday 10th October 12.15-17.35

Common Scoter 17n 53s
Red th Diver 8n 8s
Bonxie 4n 11s
Sooty Shearwater  79n
Red br Merganser 2n
Wigeon 15n 51s
Barnacle Goose 14n
Arctic Skua 2n 6s
Velvet Scoter 7n 1s
Long tailed Duck 7n 2s
Knot 1n
Manxie 14n
Dunlin 9n
Long tailed Skua 1n juv
Scaup 1n
Little Gull 1n
Fulmar 2n

Another fantastic day in the Obs and back in the morning for more