Sunday, 13 October 2013

whats up duck

Long tailed Skua, Pom Skua,14 Velvet Scoter and 6 Long tailed Duck passed Whitburn Obs in 8 hours today. The third day of the big northerly blow and the birds just keep coming but in ever reducing numbers.The Obs was still busy with Magic Mark, New Mark, Chinchinery(for the 3rd day) and the return of Pink Floyd, Stewie was back, sorry if i missed anyone, and a big thanks to unlucky Dave and the Doc for contributions later in the day while i was watching Great Grey Shrike, R B Fly at Hendon and Firecrest in the Docks, and tried to nail an elusive Radde's that wouldn't give itself up
This is what was seen in 8 hours in order of appearance

Sunday 13th October 07.00-17.20 with a gap of just over 2 hours with no observer NE3 cloud cover

Wigeon 72n 14s
Common Scoter 157n 15s
Red th Diver 27n 14s
Black h Gull 16n 16s
Velvet Scoter 7n 7s
Eider 17n 1s
Common Gull 1n
Bonxie 44n
Pom Skua 1n
Curlew 1n
Goldeneye 4n
Sooty Shearwater 4n
Long t Skua 1n
Long t Duck 6n
Brambling 2 outside Obs a new Obs year tick
Scaup 1n
Teal 13n
Knot 1n
Dunlin 6s
Manxie 2n
Shoveler 1n
Shag 3n 1s
Cormorant 1n
Tufted Duck 2n
Brent Goose pb 2n
Turnstone 1n
Bar t Godwit 1n
Brent Goose db 1n
Mallard 6n
Great n Diver 1n