Saturday, 14 December 2013

Glauc steals the show

A juvenile Glaucous Gull and 2 Great northern Divers passed Whitburn in 3 hours this morning. Magic Mark and myself were in from first light and Hoggie joined us later. We were expecting a good passage of Gulls flying south into the wind and hoping for a goodie amongst them,  the Glaucous Gull didn't disappoint flying south then north then south again and lingering
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 14th December 07.45-10.45 SSW 2-3

Black h Gull 3n 33s
Greater black backed Gull 580s
Common Scoter 4n 2s
Red th Diver 15n 28s
Cormorant 2n 3s
Shag 18s
Great northern Diver 2n
Great crested Grebe 1s
Kittiwake 5n
Guillemot 37n 25s
Wigeon 1s
Gannet 30n
Scan Herring Gull 2s
Redshank 4s
Turnstone 4s
Razorbill 1n
Glaucous Gull 1s juv
Fulmar 1n 6s
Grey Heron 1s
Teal 5n
Eider 1s
Porpoise 1n