Monday, 30 December 2013

going out with a bang

Juvenile Glaucous Gull, 2 Brent Geese and 3 Blue Fulmars passed Whitburn Obs by 10.15 this morning
Its nice to be finishing the year with a bit of quality and the juvenile Glaucous Gull that went south at 8.20 was quality. Its not often we see Blue Fulmars at Whitburn so 3 different birds was exceptional
My Obs year list is stuck on a credible 161 and only tomorrow to go before we all start again
This is what i saw today in order of appearance

Monday 30th December08.00-10.15 S4 cloud cover

Black h Gull 20s
Great black backed Gull 360s
Scan Herring Gull 2s
Guillemot 13n 13s
Shag 1n 3s
Eider 1s
Glaucous Gull juv 1s at 08.20
Fulmar 2n 29s
Kittiwake 20n 1s
Red th Diver 10n
Gannet 7n 7s
Cormorant 1n 1s
Common Scoter 7s
Great crested Grebe 2n
Blue Fulmar 3s
Brent Goose 2s pb