Sunday, 8 December 2013

Diver hat-trick

Black throated and Great northern Diver passed Whitburn this morning and 2 Long tailed Ducks. Its not every sea watch you see 3 species of  Diver so i was very happy when the Black throated went north to give me my hat-trick on what was otherwise a quiet sea watch. Very few gulls were about but you cant expect a lot on a south westerly. Hoggie and Walter put in an appearance dreaming of Ivory Gulls
This is what i saw in order of appearance

Sunday 8th December 07.45-10.35 SW2-3

Teal 15n
Cormorant 3n 9s
Black h Gull 14n 13s
Shag 7s
Brent Goose db 1n
Common Scoter 19n
Auks 80n
Red th Diver 10n 1s
Long tailed Duck 2n
Fulmar 1n
Eider 5n
Shelduck 2n
Great n Diver 1n
Black th Diver 1n