Friday, 20 December 2013

Ho Ho Ho

Black throated Diver, Velvet Scoter and Long tailed Duck passed Whitburn Obs this morning. Ho Ho Ho is what most local birders would be saying if you told them you were going sea watching in a south westerly late in December, but it proved a decent watch with loads of Red throats passing and a handfull of decent ducks, and i wasn't the only one who thought it was worth a look as magic mark turned up as well
Here is what we saw in order of appearance

Friday 20th December 07.40-11.15 SW2

Black headed Gull 2n 42s
Cormorant 9s
Eider 6n 11s
Guillemot 49n 77s
Red th Diver 20n 58s
Common Scoter 1n 42s
Kittiwake 4n 1s
Turnstone 8s
Gannet 5n 2s
Black th Diver 1n
Fulmar 3n 1s
Velvet Scoter 1n
Scan Herring Gull 1s
Shelduck 1n
Brent Goose pb 1n
Grey Heron 2n
Shag 11n
Long tailed Duck 1n
Golden Plover 50s
Goosander 1s