Thursday, 24 October 2013

winter birds on a sunny day

10 Whooper Swans and 120 Pink feet flew south past Whitburn late morning. I was in the Obs following a tip off from magic Mark that a Stonechat had been seen in the nature reserve near the Obs
I soon found it and added it to my Obs year list which now stands at a canny 160. I joined Hoggie and Walter for a late morning watch and it didn't look promising but as usual we got a few birds
Here is what passed

Thursday 24th October 11.00-12.00 SW2 bright sun
Red th Diver 2n 1s
Pink footed Goose 45n 120s
Whooper Swan 10s
Stonechat 1 in the nature reserve

Hoggie had 9 Whoopers south over Whitburn Steel and as i left the area found 19 at Boldon Flats
Well done magic Mark