Tuesday, 31 December 2013

last post........

Black throated Diver and a Velvet Scoter passed Whitburn Obs in 3 hours this morning. A good finish to my years sea watching with yet another Black throat logged. Today saw an increase in passage of auks and Kitts on a SSE wind. As expected my Obs year list finished on 161 much better than i had hoped for at the start of the year and it all starts again tomorrow !

I was joined by Hoggie and Walter and this is what we saw today in order of appearance

Tuesday 31st December 07.55-11.00 SSW3-4 cloud cover

Common Scoter 3n 2s
Black h Gull 1n 46s
Red br Merganser 1s
Eider 1n 1s
Cormorant 2s
Kittiwake 76n
Gannet 18n 1s
Shag 1s
Guillemot 360n
Scan Herring Gull 1s
Fulmar 4n 11s
Red th Diver 6n 2s
Razorbill 3n
Velvet Scoter 1n
Porpoise 2
Grey Heron 1s
Black th Diver 1s