Monday, 23 December 2013

santa's little surprises....

2 Little Gulls a Bonxie and a Black throated Diver passed Whitburn Obs this morning.The weather was wild and it threw up a few early xmas surprises with the Little Gulls and a Bonxie. Add to that 3 species of Diver and a Blue Fulmar and you've got yourself a canny sea watch
Nobody else was daft enough to be in the Obs this morning but I'm glad i was and this is what i saw in order of appearance

Monday 23rd December 08.00-11.00 SSW 3-4 then 4-5 Cloud cover and heavy rain at times

Black h Gull 1n 24s
Red th Diver 17n 4s
Gannet 71n 9s
Guillemot 57n 15s
Common Scoter 12n 4s
Turnstone 10s
Bonxie 1n
Greater black backed Gull 1000+s
Cormorant 1s
Kittiwake 5n 5s
Eider 3n 1s
Black throated Diver 1n
Fulmar 1n 47s
Great n Diver 1n
Scan Herring Gull 1s
Little Gull 2s 1ad 1 1st w
Porpoise 1s
and a Blue Fulmar south