Friday, 22 November 2013

Skua Surprise Skuas

3 Little Auks, 3 Great northern Divers and a Black throated Diver passed Whitburn Obs by 09.45 this morning. The general passage of birds was excellent continuing on from yesterday with lots of Eider, the one difference being the lack of Skuas with just one Arctic passing. Otherwise it was a good mixture of wildfowl and a few Little Auks. Nobody else showed up except Peter Bell and Peter Gill who turned up late on
This is what i saw in order of appearance

Friday 22nd November 07.20-09.45 NW3 cloud cover

Gannet 176n
Cormorant 2n 2s
Eider 257n
Shag 1n 7s
Little Auk 3n
Fulmar 13n
Wigeon 23n
Shelduck 17n
Common Scoter 303n
Red necked Grebe 1s
Long tailed Duck 1n 1s
Goldeneye 9n
Goosander 1n
Velvet Scoter 4n
Red th Diver 13n 4s
Great n Diver 3n
Knot 16n
Brent Goose 4n db
Mallard 6n
Porpoise 1
Snipe 2n
Black th Diver 1n