Saturday, 19 October 2013

the three stooges

28 Scaup,Velvet Scoter,Long tailed Duck and 49 Brent Geese passed Whitburn Obs in 7 hours today.It was another first class sea watch and it was as you were with just the three stooges starting the day that's magic mark stevie thunder and myself.We were joined later by the doc and new mark
I didn't see all of these birds as i dashed to Hartlepool for the Dusky Warbler to keep my county list ticking over
This is what we saw in order of appearance sort of

Saturday 19th October 07.15-14.10 SE 2 cloud cover some rain

Black h Gull 7n 59s
Common Gull 150n
Common Scoter 389n 18s
Eider 28n
Teal 83n 12s
Dark bellied Brent Goose 27n 22s
Red th Diver 7n 4s
Curlew 49n
Scaup 20n 8s
Goldeneye 2n 1s
Cormorant 4n 5s
Wigeon 313n 11s
Bonxie 4n
Velvet Scoter 1n
Shoveler 3n
Peregrine 1n
Shag 2n
Long tailed Duck 1s
Shelduck 7n
Little Gull 1n 1s
GBBGull 450s
Herring Gull 700s

After the sea watch i decided to go and find a Pallas's Warbler at Mere Knolls Cemetery but only managed a superb Yellow browed Warbler as i parked my car at Morrison's it was a bright individual and showed well and was present at dusk
I bumped into an old friend who was twitching my warbler, Roy Atkins a bird guide with the excellent Speyside Wildlife holiday company